MORAL SURGERY


Today we continue to draw from John O Donohue’s writing in Anam Chara where he addresses the age old tendency to want to get rid of that which we deem to be unpleasant or unacceptable in our lives. He writes: When we notice something immoral we normally tend to be harsh with ourselves and employ moral surgery to remove it. In doing so we are ensuring that it remains trapped within. We merely confirm our negative view of ourselves and ignore our potential for growth. There is a strange paradox in the soul that if we try to avoid or remove the awkward quality it will pursue us. The only way to still its unease, is to transfigure it, let it become something creative or positive that contributes to who you are.

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