Growth


Sharing this exceptional excerpt from my favorite modern author, John O’Donohue. I first read Anam Cara when I was 21 years old, living in Ireland, and it continues to speak to my soul. This passage has never been more poignant. Enjoy ☘️🙏❤️

GROWTH

“Deep within every life, no matter how dull or ineffectual it may seem from the outside, there is something eternal happening. This is the secret way that change and possibility conspire with growth. John Henry Newman summed this up beautifully when he said, “To grow is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often.” Change, therefore, need not be threatening; it can in fact bring our lives to perfection. Perfection is not cold completion. Neither is it avoidance of risk and danger in order to keep the soul pure or the conscience unclouded. When you are faithful to the risk and ambivalence of growth, you are engaging your life. The soul loves risk; it is only through the door of risk that growth can enter.”
-John O’Donohue 

Excerpt from ANAM CARA


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