Tuesday, October 24
What does wisdom mean to you?
Read the story of Christian mystic Julian of Norwich.
Julian of Norwich was born in 1392 during the Middle Ages and was a mystic and a writer. A mystic is someone who looks beyond everyday human reality to have a direct experience with the Divine, or Love, or God — whatever you choose to name it. Julian called herself “a simple creature,” but she wrote the first known book written by a woman in English called Revelations of Divine Love. When she was very sick, she had profound visions that she wrote about in that book, and many people still read it to take in her wisdom. After that experience, she studied, wrote, and meditated alone for the rest of her life. People could come to her small home to ask her for wise guidance.
Here are a few wise words that Julian wrote:
- “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”
- “Where do we begin? Begin with the heart.”
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