john o' donohue

May the Angel of Wildness disturb the places where your life is domesticated and safe, take you to territories of true otherness — where all that is awkward in you can fall into rhythm.
—  John O`Donohue
No one else has access to the world you carry around within yourself; you are its custodian and entrance. No one else can see the world the way you see it. No one else can feel your life the way you feel it. Thus it is impossible to ever compare two people because each stands on such different ground.
—  John O'Donohue
Once you start to Awaken,
no one can ever claim you again for the old patterns.
Now you realize how precious your time here is.

You are no longer willing to squander your essence on undertakings that do not nourish your true self; your patience grows thin with tired talk and dead language.
You see through the rosters of expectation which promise you safety and the confirmation of your outer identity.

Now you are impatient for growth,
willing to put yourself in the way of change.
You want your work to become an expression of your gift.
You want your relationship to voyage beyond the pallid frontiers to where the danger of transformation dwells.

You want your God to be Wild
and to call you to where your destiny awaits.

~John O'Donohue