When my own words cannot be there for me, it’s safe to assume I am beside myself.
And so I take heart today in the words of John O’Donohue who has reminded me more than once that you cannot belong to anyone or anything outside your self.
(from Anam Cara by John O’Donohue)
When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb tonight.
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.
Give up all other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes the darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness to learn
anything or anyone that does not
bring you alive
is too small for you.