Thursday, December 11, 2008

New Quote of the Week

See reader Tamsen's quote over there to the left? It's from Julian of Norwich and reads, "But All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well." I thought that it was a calming thought. It's reassuring. It seems simple, but if you actually think about it, it is so hopeful and almost Taoist. It's as if the wheels are turning and you don't have to worry too much about it--it all will be well.

And speaking of Taoism, do you guys know the book, The Tao of Pooh? It sets out to explain Taoism through the wisdom and ways of Winnie the Pooh. And, you know what? It succeeds! It's a great book and you see how Pooh just keeps plugging along cheerfully, not too distracted by the vagaries of life. If there are honey and friends, it's all OK for Pooh. He knows the Nature of things just by being calm with life. He doesn't fight what is. He figures out how to go around with not too much effort. Taoism.

Are there thoughts or words that inspire you? Or maybe frighten you? Has anyone said something so appalling lately that you'd like to share with all of us? Did your kids say something cute?

Share here, and maybe your quote will become the quote of the week next week.

I'll leave you with something to think about for now on the importance of play (doesn't that sound like an oxymoron?):

Play is an essential function of the passage from immaturity to emotional maturity. Any individual without the opportunities for adequate play in early life will go on seeking them in the stuff of adult life.
Margaret Lowenfeld

4 comments:

Idabel Oklahoma said...

Ummm...uh...duh..four brains working as one and we can't think of none. Well get back to you on this.

Laura said...

Yeah, but that's funny what you just said. THAT might end up as the quote of the week...

faeriefeig said...

my favourite quote at the moment...

Of the Good in you I can speak, but not of the Evil. For what is Evil but Good-tortured by its own hunger and thirst? When Good is hungry, it seeks food, even in dark caves, and when it thirsts, it drinks even of dead waters." Kahlil Gibran

Laura said...

Many years ago, I heard the group Sweet Honey in the Rock sing a song based on Gibran's On Children. It was beautiful.

Gibran's writing is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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