Sunday, January 1, 2012

inner hospitality






When you decide to practice inner hospitality, the self-torment ceases. 
The abandoned, neglected, and negative selves come into a seamless unity. 
The soul is wise and subtle it recognizes that unity fosters belonging. 
The soul adores unity. What you separate, the soul joins. 

As your experience extends and deepens, 
your memory becomes richer and more complex. 
Your soul is the priestess of memory, selecting, sifting, 
and ultimately gathering your vanishing days toward presence. 

This liturgy of remembrance, literally re-membering, 
is always at work within you. 
Human solitude is rich and endlessly creative.




~ John O'Donohue
art by georgia o'keeffe



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