Tuesday, January 01, 2013

If you are outside yourself.

It is very difficult 

to be natural. 
To be natural is to be at home with your own nature. 
If you are outside yourself, 
always reaching beyond yourself, 
you avoid the call of your own mystery. 

When you acknowledge 
the integrity of your solitude 
and settle into its mystery, 
your relationships with others 
take on a new warmth, 
and wonder.

John O'Donohue, 
Anam Cara