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Wisdom Library

“We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” ― Umberto Eco

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” — Isaac Asimov

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As outlined in our approach, Uplift integrates the best of modern science and ancient wisdom to help kids align with their inner compass. To this end, we’re collecting wisdom wherever it’s found — in mythology, philosophy, history, and scripture.

Think of each section as an expansive approach to daily devotional reading. If you already have a devotional practice, this wisdom library can be a way to explore new texts. If you don’t have a devotional practice, this is a place to start.
 

With this collection, you’ll give your kids a passport to the best of all traditions — an expansive source of inspiration for life.

Note: Many of these stories and passages are ideal for kids ages 7+, but we’ve included coloring pages for littles to keep their attention too. Also note that each prompt for reflection is completely optional. If it sparks conversation, great. If not, just focus on the stories.

Introduction & Pre-history

Sumeria & Egypt

India (Hinduism)

Nepal (Early Buddhism)

China (The Three Teachings)

Japan (Shinto, Zen)

Greece & Rome

Canaan and Israel (Judaism)

Jerusalem, Rome, and Europe (Christianity)

The Middle East (Islam)

Americas

Africa and Oceania

 

Wisdom Listed By Tradition

We also have pulled selections from various traditions, listed roughly by number of adherents.

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