DAY 512

"For too long, we have believed that the divine is outside us.
This belief has strained our longing disastrously. This is so lonely since it is human longing that makes us holy. The most beautiful thing about us is our longing; this longing is spiritual and has great depth and wisdom. If you focus your longing on a faraway divinity, you put an unfair strain on your longing. (...) Yet we do not need to put any strain on our longing. If we believe that the body is in the soul and the soul is divine ground, then the presence of the divine is completely here, close with us."

John O'Donohue


Optimistic Existentialist said...

Very powerful passage...and one that we should all take to heart.

Susan said...

I so believe that!

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