I often turn to John O’Donoghue’s beautiful book Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom for inspiration. Just as I do with Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations by Richard Wagamese, I often practise a little bibliomancy. . . I just open the book at a random page for wisdom.
This passage from Anam Cara moved me today… and a lovely synchronicity with some of the recent discussions in our Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle.
“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 the way, you can be as you really are. Love allows understanding to dawn, and understanding is precious. Where you are understood, you are at home. Understanding nourishes belonging. When you feel really understood, you feel free to release yourself into the trust and shelter of the other person’s soul.”
Celebrate the friendships in your life… they bring you home to your Self.