The Loudmouth Protestant

May 28, 2009

Quote of the Day: Vincent Presti

I always seem to find the most interesting books laying around and because I am an avid reader, I manage at least skim through those that I am faintly intrigued with. My latest skim-through, “Career Discernment: Shamanic Laws & Statutes for Dispirited Professionals and Spirited Job Seekers”. I know what some of you may be thinking, “A Shaman? Really Loudmouth Protestant quoting a Shaman? It was enough that you quote Thomas of Aquinas and shared a novena your Protestant self though was interesting, but Shaman???” Yeah well, I told you, I’m a reader and being such there are times when I come across interesting quotes from the most interesting sources. Stephen King isn’t exactly a saint. So here’s my quote of the day, brought to you by Shaman Lawyer Vincent Presti.

“Never fret over mistakes!

No error is really uncorrectable

Except, your submission to error

as an enemy of your life

Rather than a confidant and friend

to encourage your personal growth.

I love this quote because I am the first to fret about the mistakes I’ve made on any given day. I’ll write an e-mail to someone, read it after I sent it–after I’ve read it twice before sending–and see that there is a spelling or punctuation error and I will practically throttle myself simply because I don’t want the receiver to think I am silly enough to not copyedit my e-mails. I’ll talk to some guy I like and stumble over my words in our conversation and be embarassed because I swear he’ll think I am not quite as eloquent as he initially thought. I’ll re-read posts on this blog and see errors and think, “That must be why my traffic is low.” But this is a perfect reminder to not be ruled by errors, consider them a lesson and keep it moving. And lest you think I’ve completely lost my mind, I didn’t really need a Shaman to tell me this, I know that Jesus died for my errors aka sins and I’m given new life in Him everyday and that was established well before Shaman wisdom. 🙂



  1. Thanks for the quote!

    Just an FYI: The Shaman Lawyer is a practicing Christian–Catholic too! Hence, your readers may be take more offense to the Catholic than Shaman label.


    Comment by Shaman Lawyer — June 17, 2009 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for stopping by Shaman Lawyer. And thanks for the clarification on your beliefs. I for one one am not offended by your being Catholic so you’re alright with me!

      Be Blessed

      Comment by Nicole Symmonds — June 17, 2009 @ 5:15 pm | Reply

  2. Nice quote! Thank you, I’m certainly going to have to tell myself that enough times to believe it..I made a mistake on a cover letter for a job that involved proofreading! I wanted to wring my own neck! But I HAD to move on..still bothers me at times, but I’m trying 🙂

    Comment by Kai — June 17, 2009 @ 5:37 pm | Reply

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