Spark My Muse

Spark My Muse

How to Find (and Become) a True Friend [SSL75]

May 31, 2017

For those longing to connect on more than a casual level, the ancient way of belonging embodied in the Celtic concept of "anam cara" (translated literally as "soul friend") captures a distinct identity and awareness of relationship that can't be found under regular circumstances. It takes intention, cultivation, time, specific ways of noticing the other and interacting.

Today's episode includes wonderful sections from John O'Donohue book Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, insights from the wise Maria Popova, and my own reflections on connecting and conversing in richer ways, as well as what can stop us from finding the right match when we long for a soul friend.

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