Anam Cara – your soul friend

“In everyone’s life, there is 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. Understanding nourishes belonging. When you really feel understood, you feel free to release yourself into the trust and shelter of the other person’s soul. This recognition is described in a beautiful line from Pablo Neruda: “You are like nobody since I love you.” This art of love discloses the special and sacred identity of the other person. Love is the only light that can truly read the secret signature of the other person’s individuality and soul. Love alone is literate in the world of origin; it can decipher identity and destiny.”
John O’Donohue

Peace and love to all…

2 thoughts on “Anam Cara – your soul friend”

  1. I suppose this is you?
    ‘Peace and Love to all?’
    How do you do it Hamson? grin
    You ain’t been tested yet!
    Not by a long shot!
    Oh, so very pat!

    Great man, John O’Donohue
    I prefer him to you..:)

  2. “Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. If you can come through this time, it can purify with your love, and falsity and need will fall away. It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again.”
    ― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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