The Blessing of Anam Cara
The top 7 strengths of a Soul friend....
Date: 1/10/2006 3:20:41 PM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 5647 times
Anam Cara is the Celtic expression of Soul friend....
I highly recommend John O'Donohue's books on the topic.
In a chapter... "The Mystery of Friendship" we find some amazing thoughts on friendship. He explains the concept of anam cara in detail as "soul friend" or someone to whom we can confess our deepest intimacies. Here are a few quotes from that chapter:
. . . "the hand of the stranger is the hand of God."
. . . "a friend is a loved one who awakens your life in order to free the wild possibilities within you."
. . . " Love opens the door of ancient recognition."
. . . " The one you love, your anam cara, your soul friend, is the truest mirror to reflect your soul."
. . . " When two people come together, an ancient circle closes between them. . . . When you really love someone, you shine the light of your soul on the beloved."
. . . " The human person is a threshold where many infinities meet. There is the infinity of space that reaches out into the depths of the cosmos and the infinity of time reaching back over billions of years."
. . . " A sacrament is a visible sign of invisible grace. In that definition there is a fine acknowledgment of how the unseen world comes to expression in the visible world."
And the TOP 7 STRENGTHS OF A SOUL FRIEND...
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