Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 4, 2022

Native American Wisdom

Beauty, in our eyes, is always fresh and living, even as God, the Great Mystery, dresses the world anew at each season of the year.

— Ohiyesa in The Wisdom of the Native Americans edited by Kent Nerburn

Catholic Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on October 21, 2022

Mystical Wisdom

Our task is to offer ourselves up to God like a clean, smooth canvas and not bother ourselves about what God may choose to paint on it, but, at every moment, feel only the stroke of his brush.

— Jean Pierre de Caussade in Teachings of the Christian Mystics by Andrew Harvey

Taoist Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on October 7, 2022

Philosophical Wisdom

Justice not only sees the place of everything, it feels the place of everything. Justice is that which knows what to do to restore things to their right place and knows when and how to do it.
— Jacob Needleman in The American Soul

Cultural Criticism

Posted by Frederic Brussat on September 23, 2022

Literary Wisdom

We walk though forests of physical things
. . . That look on us with affectionate looks.
─ Charles Baudelaire, French poet

Mystical Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on September 9, 2022

Catholic Wisdom

In your own small way you can be of service to people – by getting out of their way. There is the noble art of getting things done and the noble art of leaving things undone.
— Anthony de Mello in The Heart of the Enlightened

Activist Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on September 2, 2022

African Wisdom

Not where I was born, but where it goes well with me is my home.
— Kanuri Saying in Wisdom of the African World

Jewish Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on August 19, 2022

Catholic Wisdom

It is not necessary to have great things to do. I turn my little omelet in the pan for the love of God.
— Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, Catholic saint

New Age Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on August 5, 2022

Taoist Wisdom

When the people lack a sense of awe, there will be trouble in the empire.
─ Lao Tzu in Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again!

Anglican Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on July 22, 2022

Catholic Wisdom

Love and joy exist properly in God. They constitute the basis of all attraction — love is the origin and joy is the end result.
— Thomas Aquinas in Sheer Joy by Matthew Fox

Teacher Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on July 8, 2022

Proverb

Doing little things well enables one to do big things better.
— saying on old postcard

Saint Wisdom . . .

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About This Blog

Within all the spiritual traditions, short and sweet wisdom abounds: from mantras and blessings to 12-step slogans and proverbs, and more. As philosopher George Santayana once said: "To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired." In this blog, I will take up the quest for small seeds of spiritual wisdom, which can be found everywhere if we keep our eyes and ears open. More