Wisdom

Families Growing Together: Our Children And Wisdom

by Margaret Evans, Director of Lifespan Learning Trying to describe wisdom to young children and youth is a daunting task. Using language to describe it may actually take you further away from its truth than when you first began. Wisdom is best shown through action. Because it is elusive to many people, wisdom calls others…

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Our Music: Seeking Wisdom In Our Hymn-Singing

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood Making music together allows our shy souls to come out and play together. There is a wisdom that comes through opening ourselves to allow our souls to become vulnerable. Singing does that; we are literally putting ourselves out there. A bond forms in a community that sings together,…

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Wisdom: Inspirational Quotations

“Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons – but they’re not out there.” – Matthew Fox “Knowledge is power, but only wisdom is liberty.” –…

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Wisdom: Audio and Video Resources on the Web

Dumped by Caitlin Brodnick, audio on The Moth (10 minutes) Make sure the guidance you get is good! … Because even a life coach can give alarming advice. http://tinyurl.com/lnhq5wu Gaggy’s Blessing by Krista Tippett, audio on The Moth (10 minutes) A woman circles back to appreciate her strict minister Grandfather. http://tinyurl.com/oy7b3nl What We Don’t Understand…

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Wisdom: Literature Resources

A Call for Direction Jade Angelica, 10 pages (free on the web) From the periodical Presence, a woman recounts her journey with Spiritual direction as a form of spiritual reflection. http://tinyurl.com/kuqorp2 The Intimate Merton: His Life from His Journals Thomas Merton Here is Merton’s account of his life’s major challenges, his confrontations, his interaction with…

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Wisdom: Movie Resources

Seven Pounds   (2008) with Will Smith, Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson The meaning of the movie is explained in the end, but its spiritual meaning is based on Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, where a loan is set and the debt to be paid if repayment is unfulfilled will result in seven pounds of flesh being…

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Wisdom: Spiritual Exercises

1.  Have you ever asked your body to tell you a secret of its wisdom? 2.  The next time you wish to speak to fill “dead air” during a conversation, stop yourself. Then ask yourself what the wisest thing is that you can say. (This is fun.) 3.  Montaigne writes that we can become knowledgeable…

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Rev. Wayne Walder: Can You Learn Wisdom?

Wayne playing Native American wooden flute at ancient cave

by Reverend Wayne Walder Wisdom, why bother? Isn’t it hard enough to work our days and sleep our nights? Isn’t it enough to work during the days and relax with a few hours of T.V. or a Youtube video and laugh for a while? Who has time to read and study wisdom? Often wisdom is…

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