As I early noted, I have a quote book that I have been using in my (almost) daily meditations (especially the Prayer for Travelers and St. Theresa’s prayer).  I thought I would share a few of the quotes and prayers that have been meaningful…

You are embraced by the arms of the mystery of God.  – Hildegard of Bingen

We are all meant to be Mothers of God, for God is always waiting to be born. – Meister Eckhart

To laugh often and much.  To win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children.  To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends.  To appreciate beauty.  To find the best in others.  To leave the world a bit better, whether by a garden patch or a redeemed social condition.  To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.  – Mark Twain

O Lord God, who has called us, your servants, to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through peril unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.  – Holden Prayer

I’ve leaned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life goes on, and it will be better tomorrow.  – Maya Angelou

Your journey has molded you for your greater good.  And it was exactly what it needed to be.  Don’ think that you have lost time.  It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now.  And now is right on time.  – Asha Tyson

You did what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did better.  – Maya Angelou

This is the part of us that makes our brief, improbably little lives worth living: the ability to reach through our own isolation and find strength and comfort and warmth for and in each other.  This is what human beings do.  This is what we live for.  – Martha Beck

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One Response to Quotes

  1. Mama says:

    All beautiful and meaningful words that I will copy, place near my chair in the living room and ponder for some time to come. Thank you for sharing.

    Almost home! :)

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