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Friendship

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A friend awakens something within you

A friend is a loved one who awakens your life in order to free the wild possibilities within you. (John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom)

A friend calls you on your bullshit

The Buddhist tradition has a lovely concept of friendship, the notion of the Kalyana-mitra, the “noble friend.” Your Kalyana-mitra, your noble friend, will not accept pretension but will gently and very firmly confront you with your own blindness. (John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom)

To be a good friend to another, you must first be a friend to yourself

You can never love another person unless you are equally involved in the beautiful but difficult spiritual work of learning to love yourself. (John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom)

Friendship opens up new worlds within us

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. (Anaïs Nin)