when we seek understanding

We are all visitors to this time,

this place. We are just passing through.

Our purpose here is to observe,

to learn, to grow to love….

and then, we return home.

~Aboriginal proverb

ok. so here we are. Christmas. and all the old ways.

inquiry for today~ what is the most important thing?

maybe there are new ways

In everyone’s life, there is a great need for an anam cara, a soul friend. In this love, you are understood as you are without mask or pretension. The superficial and functional lies and half-truths of social acquaintance fall away, you can be as you really are. Love allows understanding to dawn, and understanding is precious. Where you are understood, you are at home.

The anam cara experience opens a friendship that is not wounded or limited by separation or distance. Such friendship can remain alive even when the friends live far away from each other. Because they have broken through the barriers of persona and egoism to the soul level, the unity of their souls is not easily severed. When the soul is awakened, physical space is transfigured. Even across the distance, two friends can stay attuned to each other and continue to sense the flow of each other’s lives. With your anam cara you awaken the eternal.

~John O’Donohue

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