A Sacred Duty

by Julie on May 27, 2012 · 6 comments



“There is a relentless search for the factual and this quest often lacks warmth or reverence.
At a certain stage in our life we may wake up to the urgency of life, how short it is.
Then the quest for truth becomes the ultimate project.
We can often forage for years in the empty fields of self-analysis and self-improvement
and sacrifice much of our real substance for specks of cold, lonesome factual truth.

The wisdom of the tradition reminds us that if we choose to journey on the
path of truth, it then becomes a sacred duty to walk hand in hand with beauty.” 

~ John O’Donohue

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wholly jeanne May 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

why do we muck it up by spending so much time darkening the self help section when it’s this simple, this obvious.

Anna Guest-Jelley May 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Your flowers always knock me out, Julie: gorgeous! And, of course, the quote is a perfect compliment.

Katharine Weinmann May 28, 2012 at 7:12 am

This speaks deeply to me, Julie. I’m reminded of another wise man’s words which have served as my mantra: Rumi’s “let the beauty that we love be what we do.” I’ll carry both with me, as I ready myself to say farewell at the end of June to a lengthy career, and move into the space of “what next?” Thanks for the mining and sharing.

Pauline Esson May 28, 2012 at 7:38 am

Beautiful quote Julie, thank you.
I love John O’ Donohue.

Kimberly Dawn May 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

Love that, so true! Beauty opens the soul like nothing else!



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