For The Love Of Wisdom – Anne Gilchrist – WellBeing

Anne Gilchrist (February 25, 1828 – November 29, 1885)

Whereas the spirit must lovingly embrace the body, as the roots of a tree embrace the ground, drawing thence rich nourishment, warmth, impulse. Or, rather, the body is itself the root of the soul — that whereby it grows and feeds. The great tide of healthful life that carries all before it must surge through the whole man, not beat to and fro in one corner of his brain.