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A Gentle Corrective for the Epidemic of Identity Politics Turning Us on Each Other and on Ourselves
A Gentle Corrective for the Epidemic of Identity Politics Turning Us on Each Other and on Ourselves

“So many people are frightened by the wonder of their own presence. They are dying to tie themselves into a system, a role, or to an image, or to a predetermined identity that other people have actually settled on for them.”

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Eternal Echoes: Irish Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on Belonging and How Our Restlessness Fuels Our Creativity
Eternal Echoes: Irish Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on Belonging and How Our Restlessness Fuels Our Creativity

“There is a huge abyss within every mind. When we belong, we have an outside mooring to prevent us from falling into ourselves.”

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Anam Cara and the Essence of True Friendship: Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on the Beautiful Ancient Celtic Notion of Soul-Friend
Anam Cara and the Essence of True Friendship: Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on the Beautiful Ancient Celtic Notion of Soul-Friend

“A friend … awakens your life in order to free the wild possibilities within you.”

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Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on Selfhood, the Crucible of Identity, and What Makes Life’s Transience Bearable
Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on Selfhood, the Crucible of Identity, and What Makes Life’s Transience Bearable

“It is crucial to understand that experience itself is not merely an empirical process of appropriating or digesting blocks of life. Experience is rather a journey of transfiguration. Both that which is lived and the one who lives it are transfigured.”

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John O’Donohue on Beauty, Why We Fall in Love, and How the Life-Force of Desire Vitalizes Us
John O’Donohue on Beauty, Why We Fall in Love, and How the Life-Force of Desire Vitalizes Us

“We can slip into the Beautiful with the same ease as we slip into the seamless embrace of water; something ancient within us already trusts that this embrace will hold us.”

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