Wisdom is sweeter than honey

Wisdom is
sweeter than honey,
brings more joy
than wine,
more than the sun,
is more precious
than jewels.
She causes
the ears to hear
and the heart to comprehend.

~ by Queen Makeda (ca 1000 BCE)

O Highest Wisdom who circles the great circle

O Highest Wisdom,
who circles the great circle,
who envisions the whole world
as one living path,
you have three wings.
One soars above the sky,
another moistens the ground with sweat,
while a third flies
everywhere at once.
O Wisdom, we sing your praise.

~ by Hildegard of Bingen

Wisdom has broken through

Everybody has had transcendent wisdom break into the mind.  When you’ve wracked your brain with a problem for a long time and then, for some reason, you’ve stopped struggling, and then all of a sudden you got an "Aha! That’s it," where does that come from?  Wisdom has broken through.

~ from EMPTY DANCING by Adyashanti
Emptiness Dancing
By Adyashanti

Wisdom is knowledge illumined by love

Wisdom is an attribute of the soul and unfolds naturally as the soul manifests through the personality.  Knowledge can be taught; wisdom is loving understanding or knowledge illumined by love.

~ from MAITREYA'S MISSION by Benjamin Creme

Power without wisdom is tyranny

Virtue comes through contemplation of the divine as well as through public service.  The one is incomplete without the other.  Power without wisdom is tyranny; wisdom without power is ineffective.

~ by Iain Pears

Each part of the world holds wisdom

Each part of the world holds wisdom, a key to reigniting humanity’s pure spark.

~ by Carol Shaeffer

Awaken wisdom within

Awaken Wisdom within and let it flow out to the world like a gardener sowing seeds of life.

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

The wisdom to know when to speak

Loving communication implies prayerful surrender to the word of God speaking in ourselves and others.  Out of this respectful openness there emerges the wisdom to know when to speak and when to be silent.  When we do have to say something, we do so wisely and moderately, and to the appropriate person.  In persistently trying to see the other against the background of the Sacred, we preserve inner peace.


May 2006 (Vol. XIX, No. 5)

"Is there enough Silence for the Word to be heard? "

WISDOM is birthed in silence, rising up from the Mystery of the Unseen, a potential grace dwelling within us. At the same time, Wisdom greets us in our daily lives through nature, sacred spaces, the sages among us, a child at play, our creative work, our angels … and all that is holy. Wisdom is a seed planted by Love that buds and blooms in those whose hearts are receptive and vulnerable, in those whose minds are quieted in prayer listening for the Voice of Silence. Wonder, humility, beauty, peace are but a few of Wisdom's fruits.

Wishing you wisdom moments, dear friends!

Wisdom is a living stream, not an icon preserved in a museum

Wisdom is a living stream, not an icon preserved in a museum. Only when we find the spring of wisdom in our own life can it flow to future generations.

~ Thich Nhat Hahn
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