Tag: wisdom

Wisdom from the Zen Tradition

From of old there were not two paths. “Those who have arrived” all walked the same road. -Zenrin, The Gospel According to Zen

Wisdom from St. John of the Cross

That thou mayest have pleasure in everything, seek pleasure in nothing. That thou mayest know everything, seek to know nothing. That thou mayes possess all things, seek to possess nothing. That thou mayest be everything, seek to be nothing. -St. John of the Cross,… Continue Reading “Wisdom from St. John of the Cross”

Wisdom of Joseph Campbell

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature. – Joseph Campbell

Wisdom from Rachel Carson

I remember reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson when I was in high school (seems like ages ago!). It seems we still have not learned from her wisdom. The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe… Continue Reading “Wisdom from Rachel Carson”

The Wisdom of Heschel

To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments. Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living. It is all we can offer in… Continue Reading “The Wisdom of Heschel”

Wisdom of George Bernard Shaw

Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world. – George Bernard Shaw

Wisdom from Walden

The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.  – Henry David Thoreau, Walden

The Feast of Thomas Aquinas

Wonder is the desire of knowledge. – St. Thomas Aquinas Today is the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was born in Naples in 1225, and became a Dominican Friar. Because of his studies, writing, and teaching he was named a Doctor of the… Continue Reading “The Feast of Thomas Aquinas”

Wisdom from the Pueblo People

Hold on to what is good    even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe    even if it is a tree which stands by itself. hold on to what you must do    even if it is… Continue Reading “Wisdom from the Pueblo People”

Wisdom of Aristotle

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. – Aristotle