Give Me A Word

Desert Wisdom

Desert Wisdom

The Master insisted that what he taught was nothing, what he did was nothing.  His disciples gradually discovered that Wisdom comes to those who learn nothing, unlearn everything. That transformation is the consequence not of something done but of something dropped.  ~ Anthony de Mello, SJ 
MORSEL:   In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired.  In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.  ~ Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching 
BONUS:   God is not found in the soul by adding anything but by a process of subtraction.   ~ Meister Eckhart

Friday Meditation (38)

The Master held that no words were bad if they were used in an right context. When he was told that one of his disciples was given to swearing, he remarked, “Profanity has been known to offer spiritual relief denied to prayer.” — Anthony de Mello, SJ 
MORSEL:   If you judge people, you have no time to love them.  —  Mother Teresa 
BONUS MORSEL:  Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.     — Frank Outlaw 
Desert Wisdom  Nouwen/Nomura

Desert Wisdom Nouwen/Nomura