Monday, February 21, 2011
Day 328: Some thoughts on intimacy
John O'Donohue, the great Celtic poet and philosopher is in my top ten authors list. His book Anam Cara is a book to savor and reread. I opened the book today in search of inspiration and stumbled on this quote:
"In a world where the computer replaces human encounter and psychology replaces religion, it is no wonder that there is an obsession with relationship. Unfortunately, however, "relationship" has become an empty center around which our lonely hunger forages for warmth and belonging. Much of the public language of intimacy is hollow, and its incessant repetition only betrays the complete absence of intimacy. Real intimacy is a sacred experience. It never exposes its secret trust and belonging to the voyeuristic eye of a neon culture. Real intimacy is of the soul, and the soul is reserved."
p. 17 Anam Cara