John O’Donohue On Friendship

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John O’Donohue is on my short list of all-time favorite writers. His writing is magical, mystical and speaks directly to the heart. If you’re unfamiliar with his writings, I would love to introduce you to him. Here’s a little sampling from his beautiful book, “Anam Cara, A Book of Celtic Wisdom”.   Much Love ~ Angela xoxox

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“Your beloved and your friends were once strangers. Somehow at a particular time, they came from the distance toward your life. Their arrival seemed so accidental and contingent. Now your life is unimaginable without them. Similarly, your identity and vision are composed of a certain constellation of ideas and feelings that surfaced from the depths of the distance within you. To lose these now would be to lose yourself.”

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“Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition.”

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“If you send out goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times. In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away, the more love you will have.”

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