Let us nurture our friendships

by Sirona 12 Replies latest jw friends

  • Sirona

    Taken from Anam Cara, Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World by John O'Donohue

    "A person should always offer a prayer of graciousness for the love that has awakened in them. When you feel love for your beloved and his or her love for you, now and again you should offer the warmth of your love as a blessing for those who are damaged and unloved. Send that love out into the world to people who are desperate; to those who are starving; to those who are trapped in prison; in hospitals and all the brutal terrains of bleak and tormented lives. When you send that love out from the bountifulness of your own love, it reaches other people. This love is the deepest power of prayer.
    Prayer is the act and presence of sending this light from the bountifulness of your love to other people to heal, free and bless them. When there is love in your life, you should share it spiritually with those who are pushed to the very edge of life. There is a lovely idea in the Celtic tradition that if you send out goodness from your self, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times. In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away, the more love you will have. One remembers here Dante's notion that the secret rhythm of the universe is the rhythm of love which moves the stars and the planets .
    A Friendship Blessing
    May you be blessed with good friends.
    May you learn to be a good friend to your self.
    May you be able to journey into that place in your soul where there is great love, warmth, feeling and forgiveness.
    May this change you.May it transfigure that which is negative, distant or cold in you.
    May you be brought into the real passion, kinship and affinity of belonging.May you treasure your friends.
    May you be good to them and may you be there for them; may they bring you all the blessings, challenges, truth and light that you need for your journey.
    May you never be isolated; but may you always be in the gentle nest of belonging with your Anam Cara.

    with love,


  • FMZ

    Beautiful, I'll second that Sirona.


  • Sirona

    I'm bringing this back to the top cos I think we need to remember to be friendly around here


  • MegaDude

    Those fangs in your avatar ain't too friendly.

  • Sirona

    They can be friendly


  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    I'll try to be friendlier, less radical, from now on.


  • SixofNine

    May we also give wedgies to our enemies?

  • reboot

    Ive read this before and I try really hard to live by it.I ve been feeling a little low and then found lots of messages in my pm box when i logged on.i love all you so much .thankyou.

    I always find the closer you become to your friends the more you seem to be able to anticipate their moods and think of them when you dont even know anything's wrong.

    I spent the evening last night at an old pub perched on top of a huge hill watching the sun go down, while lying on a blanket with my best friend who just appeared to take me out... we had the two dogs lying with us, and watched the stars while we talked and hugged. Then I had a phone call that evening from two more people I love.

    May you be good to them and may you be there for them

    thats as good a philosopy to live by than any others ive heard.

  • avengers
    May you be blessed with good friends.

    I guess then I am blessed with friends like you and Reboot and Debbie, Kent and Simon and ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the list goes on.

    Yet I have a question. Who the hell am I blessed by?


  • reboot

    ((((((((Avengers)))))))) you are SO lovely........

    Who the hell am I blessed by?

    who cares? just go with the good vibes.....

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