Along the way to wisdom

Along the way to knowledge,
Many things are accumulated...
Along the way to wisdom,
Many things are discarded.

~ Lao-Tze

Wisdom is the Oneness of Mind

Wisdom is the Oneness of Mind that guides and permeates all things.

~ Heraclitus

Who is wisdom and where is it to be found?

Who is wisdom and where is it to be found? Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.

~ from STILLNESS SPEAKS by Eckhart Tolle
Stillness Speaks
By Eckhart Tolle

March 2011 (Vol. XXIV, No. 3)

Blessings of Wisdom to all of you, dear friends of silence!  The term "sophia perennis" (perennial wisdom) seems to imply that wisdom is always with us, and yet sometimes it seems to be so sadly lacking.  Emily Dickinson wrote about truth, "The truth must dazzle gradually or every (hu)man be blind."  Perhaps something similar is true of wisdom: it comes gradually, or it would be beyond our understanding.  But perhaps, also, we too often do not look for it, or even think about it.  For wisdom is ever with us, in the deepest part of our being, and all around us in the natural world, where we can see it at play if we but pay attention.  Internally we can find it by sinking into our silent depths and listening.  May Wisdom abound in the world!

An ancient river of inner wisdom

An ancient river of inner wisdom flows like limitless living water in deep recesses of our being; this activating wisdom wells up in every age to inspire all who have open minds and are able to hear and receive Sophia's sacred energy of new life, light, and purpose.

~ Unknown

We attain wisdom by learning to see things as they are

We attain wisdom not by creating ideals but by learning to see things clearly, as they are.

~ from SEEKING THE HEART OF WISDOM by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield

Resplendent nd eternal is Wisdom

Resplendent and eternal is Wisdom,
readily perceived by those who listen
in the Silence of the heart.
Wisdom hastens to make Herself known;
She is available to all who love and seek Her;
who awakens Her from within
will not be disappointed;
for Wisdom awaits at the threshold.

~ from WALKING WITH WISDOM by Nan Merrill
Walking with Wisdom
By Nan Merrill

The deep wisdom way

In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery.  It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way.

~ by Angeles Arrien

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?  Knowledge gives us information.  Wisdom gives us light on the way.  Knowledge is skill.  Wisdom is a quality.  Knowledge can be learned.  Wisdom can only be distilled from those places in life where knowledge is not enough to really explain what was happening to us, or information failed to resolve what was happening to the other.

~ by Joan Chittester in the Foreword to WISDOM OF THE BENEDICTINE ELDERS

We each contain an enduring spark of Wisdom

We each contain an enduring spark of that Wisdom at the heart of all creation.  Isolated and unsupported, it is but a small spark.  United with others, those sparks grow into a flame of illumination and strength for us all.

~ from WISDOM CIRCLES by Charles Garfield, et al
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