Monday, December 8, 2008

Quote of the Week--Tamsen's

I really liked the calming quality of reader Tamsen's quote of Julian of Norwich--so it is the quote of the week this time.

Who was Julian of Norwich? She was an English Christian mystic who spoke of God's love and stressed compassion and joy more than any idea of law and duty (according to this Wikipedia article...)

What is the Julian of Norwich quote shared by Tamsen? Here it is:

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.

Isn't that soothing and comforting? I feel reassured by it, although I don't subscribe to almost all of Julian's beliefs. Still, wisdom comes from wherever it comes from. I can take what works and leave the rest.

Here's a song about Julian of Norwich.

Thanks for the beautiful words Tamsen.

Susie had a funny one that I want to share here too. Susie said to live your life so that when your feet hit the floor in the morning Satan says, "Oh shit...she's awake!"

There were other ideas too, but these stand out for me. Thanks for sharing you guys!


Tamsen said...

LOL - I learned quite a bit about Julian by following your link. I don't know where I read the quote but it grabbed me for the very reason you gave -- it soothes and has been a wonderful mantra of sorts during some of the tougher times of my life. On the other hand, I was sent the Satan quote not long ago and am glad to be reminded. I envision myself hitting the floor with zest and gusto, banning sloth and gluttony from my life in favor of industry and healthy living. Got the picture? Arthritic joints make the gusto a little difficult now and again.

Just got my first Marcia Williams book and shall love using it. Just think -- our almost one-year-old will grow up saying "O villany! Ho! Let the door be lock'd. Treachery!" It's fortunate because I've been trying to teach her to say "Yonder" every time she points, which is a lot. I can hardly wait to be in the grocery store or Walmart or someplace and have her point and say, "Yonder, Nana, Yonder!!!" I'll let you know when it happens.

Laura said...

Arthritic joints sound awful, but your spirit is great!

"Yonder" coming out of a baby would be delightful! That's fun.

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