Posted by Frederic Brussat on January 24, 2020

Artistic Wisdom

Love the moment, and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
Sister Mary Corita Kent, American pop artist

Song Lines

Storms never last do they baby
Bad times all pass with the wind
Your hand in mine stills the thunder
And you make the sun want to shine.
— Jessi Colter's Storms Never Last, sung by Jessi and Waylon Jennings

African-American Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on January 17, 2020

Everyday Spirituality

Scratch the surface of every good thing in the world, and you'll find love.
Generosity: Love of giving freely
Listening: Love of tuning in
Keeping Promises: Love of following through
Forgiveness: Love of self
Peace: Love beyond self
Understanding: The love underneath it all
Curiosity: Love of knowledge
Justice: Love for fellow human beings.
— Addie Johnson in Life Is Sweet

Wise Advice

Gadzooks! What a big chunk of God is to be found by looking into the face of someone you love.
— Lona Landvik in Patty Jane's House of Curl

Folk Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on January 10, 2020

Practice

See yourself as a source of happiness for others. You can't "make" them happy but you can certainly affect their quality of life through your own good humor and goodwill.

— Stephanie Dowrick, Choosing Happiness: Life and Soul Essentials

Artistic Wisdom

Life is an art, not a science.
You make it up as you go along.
— Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist

Buddhist Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on January 3, 2020

Proverb

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think.
— Chinese Proverb

Mantra

May life wonder me.
— Pennsylvania Dutch Saying

Literary Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on December 27, 2019

Slogan

How do you spell relief?
— Rolaids advertisement

Taoist Wisdom

Those who are open-eyed are open-minded;
those who are open-minded are open-hearted.
— Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching

Sufi Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on December 20, 2019

Hindu Wisdom

Life consists of these little things, and it is by putting other people first every day in a thousand little acts of kindness that we make ourselves perfect in love.
— Eknath Easwaran in Like a Thousand Suns

Slogans

Easy does it.
Help is on the way.
I've got your back.
Grow through what you go through.
— Frederic Brussat on Twitter

Story

Posted by Frederic Brussat on December 13, 2019

Transformational Wisdom

Conversation is the way we discover how to transform the world, together.
— Margaret Wheatley in Turning to One Another

Psychological Wisdom

Thinking people welcome doubt: it serves them as a valuable stepping stone to better knowledge.
— Carl Jung in Psychology and Religion

Wisdom Saying . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on December 6, 2019

Little Spirituality

It is in the tiniest acts, the ones that no one sees, that we express who we are.
— Virginia E. Lang in How to Bury a Goldfish

Psychological Wisdom

To be impatient is to be hooked on the future.
— Gerald Jampolsky, American psychiatrist

Maxim . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on December 1, 2019

Credo

I will be truthful.
I will suffer no injustice.
I will be free from fear.
I will not use force.
I will be of good will to all.
— Mahatma Gandhi in The Little Book of Prayers

Questions

A Nigerian proverb says, "It is the heart that gives; the fingers just let go." What is your heart open to giving? How does this heart generosity make you feel? What is your heart closed to giving? How does this affect you? What might you like to change?
— Holly W. Whitcomb in Feasting with God

Haiku . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 21, 2019

Everyday Spirituality

Gratitude is the intention to count-your-blessings every day, every minute, while avoiding, whenever possible, the belief that you need or deserve different circumstances.
— Timothy Miller in How to Want What You Have

Practice

Think of something for which you are grateful today. Say thanks.
I am grateful to You, Giver and Sustainer of life, for having granted me another day of life. Your love and faith in me is truly overwhelming.
Rabbi Terry Bookman in The Busy Soul

Zen 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

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