Words to Live By

 In Reflections

“If it is not right, do not do it: if it is not true, do not say it.” ― Marcus Aurelius*

In his program this past Sunday, Rabbi Rami Shapiro invited us into the practice of Passage Meditation. He shared that memorizing sacred wisdom is like planting seeds within our consciousness to grow, flourish, and come back to us when we need it.

As we move into a time of heightened tension in our country prior to the election, it feels as if the quote above from Marcus Aurelius is worth memorizing and remembering before we speak (or write) to anyone about what’s occurring in our country and world.

What sacred words of wisdom can you hold in your heart and mind right now to carry you through these next few months? If you already have a favorite text, poem, quote, or mantra that’s bringing you peace, hope, and faith, please share it with me. It would be great to have a page on our website filled with the wisdom that is supporting our community right now!

May you allow the wisdom of sages and mystics to fill your heart and mind with inspiration to see you through these challenging days. And may this wisdom inspire you to be part of the change our world needs in whatever way is right for you.

*In his book, Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent, Rami Shapiro said about this quote: “If you need a bumper-sticker summation of the way of spirit this would be it.”

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