Monday, August 11, 2008

john o’donohue

I’ve just bought John O’Donohue’s book “Benedictus – a Book of Blessings” (lovely friends Cara, Ian and Gail knew him from his time at Greenbelt and are big fans). Tragically, John died in January this year at the ridiculously young age of 52. It’s an absolutely beautiful book – this is a blessing for belonging:
May you listen to your longing to be free.
May the frames of your belonging be generous enough for your dreams.
May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart.
May you find harmony between your soul and your life.
May the sanctuary of your soul never become haunted.
May you know the eternal longing that lives at the heart of time.
May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.
May you never place walls between the light and yourself.
May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you, mind you and embrace you in belonging.
Note: thankfully, not only does he leave his books but also there are various CDs of his readings…. he has the most wonderful, lilting, Irish voice.

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