“If you keep scraping at the garden, you will never allow anything to grow. People in our hungry modern world are always scraping at the clay of there hearts. They always have a new thought, a new plan, a new syndrome, that now explains why they are the way they are.  They have found an old memory that opens a new wound.  They keep on relentlessly, again and again, scraping the clay away from their own hearts.  In nature we would not see the trees for instance getting seriously involved in therapeutic  analysis of their root systems or the whole story world that they had to avoid on their way to the light. Each tree grows in two directions at once, into the darkness and out to the light with as many branches and roots as it needs to embody its wild desires.”

By: John O’Donohue in

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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