Click on the link to visit the Walk in Beauty Facebook page for these profoundly relevant words from John O’Donohue (for which gratitude). In the writer’s view, ideas of relationship, connection and community are central to the shifts we so desperately need to make in our culture.
‘There is incredible power in a community of people who are together because they care, and who are motivated by the ideals of compassion and creativity.’
Here’s the full text for those who have trouble reading Facebook links.
Our world desperately needs to come in from the lost islands of desiccated individualism and learn to stand again on the fecund earth where vibrant and vital interaction can happen between people. Our world is facing so many crises ecologically, economically, and spiritually. These cannot be overcome by isolated individuals. We need to come together. There is incredible power in a community of people who are together because they care, and who are motivated by the ideals of compassion and creativity. When such a community develops and maintains its own vision, it will not fall into the trap of being prisoners of reaction and beginning to resemble more and more the opposition. It will not deconstruct in the introverted power games, but maintain its care and critical focus. When such a prophetic community is nourished by prayer and animated by Divine Longing, the harvest of creativity and belonging which it can bring is unlimited. ‘
Excerpt from ETERNAL ECHOES’
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