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There is a goodness, a WISDOM that arises

There is a goodness, a WISDOM that arises, sometimes gracefully, sometimes gently, sometimes awkwardly, sometimes fiercely, but it will arise to save us if we let it, and it arises from WITHIN us, like the force that drives us into a great blossoming like a pear tree, into flowering, into fragrance, fruit, and song, into the wild wind dancing, sun shimmering, into the aliveness of it all, into that part of ourselves that can never be defiled, defeated, or destroyed, but that comes back to life, time and time again, that lives — always — that does not die. Into the Divine.

~ from THE BOND BETWEEN WOMEN by China Galland

The best methods of uncovering the wisdom of the spirit

Meditation and the "seeking of the silence within" are the
best methods of uncovering the wisdom of the spirit.

~ Hilarion;

The wiser one is, the quieter one is

The wiser one is, the quieter one is, for the truly wise one knows, "I know nothing except that I must listen and through listening learn to speak and act. "


~ from TURNING by Claire Blatchford

Wisdom comes

Wisdom comes with the ability to be still.

~ Anonymous

We adore your wisdom and pray that it may order all our life

We were created for You by yourself,
and towards You our face is set.
We acknowledge You,
our maker and creator;
we adore your wisdom and pray
that it may order all our life.
We adore your goodness and mercy, and
beg them ever to sustain and help us.

~ William of St. Thierry

The distillation of all wisdoms: we can rejoin our isolated wills with Love's Will

The knowing heart is receptive to the intelligence of Being and is guided by Being. When the heart is awakened and purified, it establishes a connection to Spirit; our finest and noblest capacities are unlocked, our sacred humanness is revealed. What it comes down to, the distillation of all wisdoms, is this: we can rejoin our isolated wills with Love's Will through the knowing of the heart.

~ from THE KNOWING HEART by Kabir Helminski

In our sleep, against our will, comes wisdom

Pain that cannot forget, falls drop by drop upon the heart,
and in our sleep, against our will, comes wisdom through the
awful grace of God.

~ Aeschylus

Surrounded by infinite powers of love and wisdom

Humanity is not alone in the universe, but
surrounded by infinite powers of love and
wisdom.

~ Leo Tolstoy

We do not learn such wisdom on our own

In the immense field of divine compassion, countless small life fields are interwoven with each other. When human hearts deepen through some form of contemplation, there emerges in them an intuition of human oneness prior to all separation ... a "communion of saints.  "In each religion's communal story, there is a way of handing on from generation to generation this transforming perception of universal solidarity in the Mystery. We do not learn such wisdom on our own. We receive this wisdom from someone else.

~ from THE ART OF SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE by Carolyn Gratton thanks to June Schulte

Wisdom has been defined as crystallized pain

Wisdom has been defined as crystallized pain.
It is the distilled essence of experience: of
pain and pleasure, sorry and joy, darkness and light.

~ from THE COSMIC HARP by Corinne Heline
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