Love allows understanding to dawn, and understanding is precious. Where you are understood, you are at home. Understanding nourishes belonging. When you really feel understood, you feel free to release yourself into the trust and shelter of the other person’s soul.
— John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
More John O’Donohue in one of his last interviews before his death in 2008 on The Inner Landscape of Beauty.