Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Excert from Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

From John O'Donohue's spiritual essay Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

"'We are so privileged to still have time.  We have but one life, and it is a shame to limit it by fear and false barriers.  Irenaeus, a wonderful philosopher and theologian in the second century, said, "The glory of God is the human person fully alive."  It is lovely to imagine that real divinity is the presence in which all beauty, unity, creativity, darkness, and negativity are harmonized.  The divine has such passionate creativity and instinct for the fully inhabited life.  If you allow yourself to be the person that you are, then everything will come into rhythm.  If you live the life you love, you will receive shelter and blessings.  Sometimes the great famine of blessing in and around us derives from the fact that we are not living the life we love, rather we are living the life that is expected of us.  We have fallen out of rhythm with the secret signature and light of our own nature.'" 

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