Monday, March 6th, 2017
LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO JOHN O’DONOHUE
John O’Donohue is my go to for comfort of all kinds.
He was an Irish poet and author most famous for his book Anam Cara: A Book fo Celtic Wisdom
My favorite book of his is To Bless the Space Between Us
It is a book of blessings that he wrote in fresh touching language.
Here is a smattering to start your week.
Have the courage for a new approach totem
Allow it to slow until you find freedom
To draw alongside the mystery you hold
And befriend your own beauty of soul
Breakup of Relationship
Love can seldom end clean
This is the time to be slow
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes
May you have a mind that loves frontiers
So that you can evoke the bright fields
That lie beyond he view of the regular eye
May your have good friends
To mirror your blind spots
May leadership be for you
A true adventure of growth
For One Who Is Exhausted
You have been forced to enter empty time
The desire that drove has relinquished
There is nothing to do now but rest
And patiently learn to receive the self
You have forsaken in the race of days.
May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And was my heart on fear no more
These are just snippets.
Check out this book.
It has a blessing and a comfort for all occasions, most rather unique like: For the Artist at the start of Day,
For an addict, For Suffering, For Loneliness, For the Time of a Necessary Decision.
Try John O’Donahue. He lives on my bedside table