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The soul’s enjoyment of becoming visible and present

What a great title!

Thank you.

It’s the title of my latest letter of news.

If you want

you can read it






This is the intro:

Hello everyone,

Here’s what I’m doing:

I’m writing. A bit more regular than usual, which (for me at least) is good news. It makes me happy, or: it’s a way for my soul to enjoy becoming visible and present:

The human person deeply desires expression. One of the most beautiful ways the soul is present is through thought. Thoughts are the forms of the soul’s inner swiftness. In a certain sense, there is nothing in the world as swift as a thought…. yet even though they are precious to our own identity, thoughts and feelings still remain largely invisible. In order to feel real, we need to bring that inner invisible world to expression. When we perform an action, the invisible within us finds a form, and comes to expression. Therefore, our work should be the place where the soul can enjoy becoming visible and present. The rich unknown, reserved and precious within us, can emerge into visible form. Our nature longs deeply for the possibility of expression which we call work.

Apart to writing, I’m reading: the above is from the wonderful book ‘anam cara’ by John O’Donohue.

Expression can take many forms, of course. And this form may change, just like everything else. However, it is worthwhile finding a way for you soul to express itself. Again, John O’Donohue:

If you allow your nature to come alive, then everything will come into rhythm. If you live the life you love, you will receive shelter and blessings. Sometimes the great famine of blessing in and around us derives from the fact that we are not living the life we love, rather we are living the life that is expected of us. We have fallen out of rhythm with the secret signature and light of our own nature. The shape of each soul is different. There is a secret destiny for each person. When you endeavor to repeat what others have done or force yourself into a preset mould, you betray your individuality. We need to return to the solitude within, to find again the dream that lies at the hearth of the soul. We need to feel the dream with the wonder of a child approaching a threshold of discovery. When we rediscover our childlike nature, we enter into a world of gentle possibility. Consequently, we will find ourselves more frequently at the place of ease, delight and celebration. The false burdens fall away. We come into rhythm with ourselves. Our clay shape gradually learns to walk beautifully on this magnificent earth.

I love this. It resonates QUITE strongly at the moment. The false burdens falling away by following the thread of your secret destiny. Without that burden: ease, delight and celebration return to their deepest power. The ease and delight and celebration (‘hooray it’s my birthday!!!’) most of us remember from (moments in) our childhood.

The clay shape gradually learns to walk, ever more beautifully. Easy going… and in this movement, blessings of encouragement appear…

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