Radical Optimism

During a 14th century pandemic, and in the midst of a grief-stricken world, visionary Julian of Norwich lived her life as a Radical Optimist. So can we. Stretch yourself to essential hope. Practice today!

I dedicate this post to my dear friend Antiga, who, this very morning, flew free of her physical form. Antiga I honor your life. Antiga, I bless your passing with all manner of love and grace.

“If there is anywhere on earth a lover of God who is always kept safe, I know nothing of it, for it was not shown to me. But this was shown: that in falling and rising again we are always kept in that same precious love.”
Julian of Norwich

“God is our true Mother in whom we are endlessly born and out of whom we shall never come.”
Julian of Norwich

“Grace transforms our failings full of dread into abundant, endless comfort … our failings full of shame into a noble, glorious rising … our dying full of sorrow into holy, blissful life. …. And that shall be a property of blessed love which we might never have known without first experiencing woe.”
Julian of Norwich

“All life’s pleasures and comforts are sacramental; they are God’s hands touching us.”
Julian of Norwich

“The greatest honor we can give God is to live Gladly!”
Julian of Norwich

“You shall see for yourself that all manner of things shall be well. Pay attention to this now, faithfully and confidently, and at the end of your time, you will truly see it in the fullness of joy.”
Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love

2 Responses to “Radical Optimism

  • Gayle Abrams
    1 month ago

    Sorry your friend is no longer part of this world for you but so happy you had her in your life.
    Love and blessings.

  • Susa,
    A wonderful tribute to your friend.

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