Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
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John O'Donohue


"I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding."
-- John O'Donohue


I just learned that John O'Donohue died peacefully and unexpectedly in his sleep on January 3, 2008.  I have enjoyed his philosophy, writings and books.  He was 53.   

http://www.jodonohue.com/reflections/



Beannacht
("Blessing")
 
On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.
 
And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.
 
When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.
 
May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.
 

~ John O'Donohue ~
 
(Echoes of Memory)
 
 
 
 
 
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