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Benedictus: A Book of Blessings ❰Ebook❯ ➧ Benedictus: A Book of Blessings Author John O'Donohue – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk We have fallen out of belonging Consequently, when we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown For such cro We have fallen out of belonging Consequently, when Book of PDF ↠ we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown For such crossings, we need to find new words What is nearest to the heart is often farthest from the word This book is an attempt to reach into that tenuous territory of change that we must cross In sharing words of profound grace and wisdom, master storyteller John O Donohue s Benedictus offers Benedictus: A PDF/EPUB or blessings to shelter us as we confront the many challenges we face on our journey through lifeLiving in an anxious world a world so often dominated by unwelcome change, unhappiness and even despair many readers will find comfort in John O Donohue s illuminating introductions, covering areas such as Beginnings, Desires, States of the Heart, Callings and Beyond Endings, and the blessings themselves provide an inspiring and reassuring new vision of possibility It is also a vision of hope and belonging for this sometimes troubled world.


10 thoughts on “Benedictus: A Book of Blessings

  1. L L says:

    Dominus vobiscum There is a Quiet light that shines in every heart It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty,Our desire to seek possibility and our hearts to love life This shy inner light is what enables us to recognize and receive our very presence hereas a blessing 1 There is a kindness that dwells deep down within all things and often lingers in the unlikeliest of places. 2 Each new day is a path of wonder Oftentimes, it may seem as though we have taken the longest voyage to Dominus vobiscum There is a Quiet light that shines in every heart It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty,Our desire to seek possibility and our hearts to love life This shy inner light is what enables us to recognize and receive our very presence hereas a blessing 1 There is a kindness that dwells deep down within all things and often lingers in the unlikeliest of places. 2 Each new day is a path of wonder Oftentimes, it may seem as though we have taken the longest voyage to arrive at that which was nearest all along. 3 Taking risks into possibilities will lead to new horizons An unlived life is one that remains safe , yet your heart calls out for freedom and creativity. 4 The Celtic mind values time One is constantly invited to grow to transform and becomethan you have been All we need is bravery and grace. 5 A blessing is a protective circle of light Adhere to your inner light so that it may illuminate the darkness with glorious lustre Do not succumb to the sneaky shadows of the night. 6 A blessing makes distance kind and forgiving. the greatest distance is not tangible but cognitive Separation enables us to connectdeeply with freedom, ascension and compassion. As one continues on their personal venture of discovery, never forget to take a moment to pause and reflect, with peaceful gratitude Every single moment the good and the bad are a blessing, for we are presented with evenpossibilities and hope. bis vincit qui se vincit in Victoria


  2. Sheila Quealey Sheila Quealey says:

    This is a gift of a book Written by John O Donohue it is a book of blessings, as he calls them For many they could be considered poetry He captures the heart with these blessing because when reading them it is hard to imagine that he didn t write them especially for me The moving ordinariness of his observations make them accessible to the confused or unsure believer This book comforts and is not the kind that you read once and place on your bookshelf this is a book that has a special pla This is a gift of a book Written by John O Donohue it is a book of blessings, as he calls them For many they could be considered poetry He captures the heart with these blessing because when reading them it is hard to imagine that he didn t write them especially for me The moving ordinariness of his observations make them accessible to the confused or unsure believer This book comforts and is not the kind that you read once and place on your bookshelf this is a book that has a special place next to your bed where it is always only an arms length away from you before sleep


  3. Malene Malene says:

    A delightful selection of reflections for any circumstance you may encounter.


  4. Skyluv Skyluv says:

    When you lose someone you love,Your life becomes strange,The ground beneath you becomes fragile,Your thoughts make your eyes unsure And some dead echo drags your voice downWhere words have no confidenceYour heart has grown heavy with loss And though this loss has wounded others too,No one knows what has been taken from youWhen the silence of absence deepens.Flickers of guilt kindle regretFor all that was left unsaid or undone.There are days when you wake up happy Again inside the fullness of lif When you lose someone you love,Your life becomes strange,The ground beneath you becomes fragile,Your thoughts make your eyes unsure And some dead echo drags your voice downWhere words have no confidenceYour heart has grown heavy with loss And though this loss has wounded others too,No one knows what has been taken from youWhen the silence of absence deepens.Flickers of guilt kindle regretFor all that was left unsaid or undone.There are days when you wake up happy Again inside the fullness of life,Until the moment breaksAnd you are thrown backOnto the black tide of loss.Days when you have your heart back,You are able to function wellUntil in the middle of work or encounter,Suddenly with no warning,You are ambushed by grief.It becomes hard to trust yourself.All you can depend on now is thatSorrow will remain faithful to itself.More than you, it knows its wayAnd will find the right timeTo pull and pull the rope of griefUntil that coiled hill of tearsHas reduced to its last drop.Gradually, you will learn acquaintanceWith the invisible form of your departed And when the work of grief is done,The wound of loss will healAnd you will have learnedTo wean your eyesFrom that gap in the airAnd be able to enter the hearthIn your soul where your loved oneHas awaited your returnAll the time John O Donohoue, Benedictus A Book of Blessing


  5. Angela Joyce Angela Joyce says:

    This is full of spiritual comfort and a gentle challenge to love and bless others I am so glad I read it, and I m sending a copy to someone I know who is on her way to becoming a bereavement counselor It s got a blessing for just about every situation one can think of, and they re all just wonderful.


  6. Natalie Grueninger Natalie Grueninger says:

    Absolutely loved this It s a book I will treasure forever.


  7. Amar Amar says:

    I have to thank my cousin and beautiful mind Emma for bringing poet O Donohue into my life It was Em who suggested that John s comforting and restorative beannacht be read at my brother s funeral in March In a desolate moment, hope echoed from that reading, as is so often the case with his words He has this extraordinary ability to guide lost souls to a well of refreshment and light He acknowledges how you feel but encourages you to beat home in yourself, a place where you experience I have to thank my cousin and beautiful mind Emma for bringing poet O Donohue into my life It was Em who suggested that John s comforting and restorative beannacht be read at my brother s funeral in March In a desolate moment, hope echoed from that reading, as is so often the case with his words He has this extraordinary ability to guide lost souls to a well of refreshment and light He acknowledges how you feel but encourages you to beat home in yourself, a place where you experience a transformative sense of balance and poise That is exactly what spirituality is, he says The art of homecoming His vision was for us all to reach a point where there is no time or space, only eternity Imagine that John grew up in countyclare, studied theology, philosophy and philosophical theology, and spent many years as a priest Clearly, he was a very compassionate, charismatic and inquisitive guy alert and awake to so much Through the church and in his writing, he inspired people to embrace amorphous notions of soul, beauty and imagination, leaving us just that little bitin awe of the world and grateful to be in it To not follow a particular religion and yet still have faith is an amazing thing Beannacht means blessing in Gaelic John defined a blessing as A circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal and strengthen And he made a whole book of them for us called benedictus just before he passed suddenly in the night like Hemal aged just 52 Em gave me this book and I devoured it, but it s one to turn to as each moment arises, whether you are waking up to an uncertain future, celebrating a birthday, on the cusp of womanhood manhood, feeling disillusioned with work, having trouble sleeping, setting off on your travels, missing friends, experiencing grief, feeling lonely, falling in love, moving into a new home, becoming a parent, getting old and so on The greatest blessing, though, is John O Donohue himself The one about solitude feels like it was written just for me


  8. Andy Hickman Andy Hickman says:

    Benedictus A Book of Blessings , by John O DonohueWonderful book worth returning to time and time again May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder There is a Quiet light that shines in every heart.It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty,Our desire to seek possibility and our hearts to love life This shy inner light is what enables usto recognize and receive our very presence hereas a blessing There is a kindness that dwells deep down within all t Benedictus A Book of Blessings , by John O DonohueWonderful book worth returning to time and time again May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder There is a Quiet light that shines in every heart.It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty,Our desire to seek possibility and our hearts to love life This shy inner light is what enables usto recognize and receive our very presence hereas a blessing There is a kindness that dwells deep down within all things and often lingers in the unlikeliest of places..Each new day is a path of wonder Oftentimes, it may seem as though we have taken the longest voyage to arrive at that which was nearest all along..Taking risks into possibilities will lead to new horizons An unlived life is one that remains safe , yet your heart calls out for freedom and creativity..The Celtic mind values time One is constantly invited to grow to transform and becomethan you have been All we need is bravery and grace..A blessing is a protective circle of light Adhere to your inner light so that it may illuminate the darkness with glorious lustre Do not succumb to the sneaky shadows of the night..A blessing makes distance kind and forgiving. the greatest distance is not tangible but cognitive Separation enables us to connectdeeply with freedom, ascension and compassion


  9. Deirdre Keating Deirdre Keating says:

    I consider John O Donohue my self selected patron saint A poem blessing of his, A Blessing for One Who Is Exhausted, was the last thing I posted on my blog after almost 10 years of posts And his was the best On Being episode I ve heard I bought this book last summer in Ireland It is the UK version of the book known in the USA as To Bless the Space Between Us It tookthan a year to finish it, but I ll miss picking it up and hearing his voice in my head So many dog earred pages I re I consider John O Donohue my self selected patron saint A poem blessing of his, A Blessing for One Who Is Exhausted, was the last thing I posted on my blog after almost 10 years of posts And his was the best On Being episode I ve heard I bought this book last summer in Ireland It is the UK version of the book known in the USA as To Bless the Space Between Us It tookthan a year to finish it, but I ll miss picking it up and hearing his voice in my head So many dog earred pages I read one of his blessings for leaders at our directors retreat, which felt like a risk but also felt right Many of the blessings deal with grief and death All thepoignant knowing that O Donohue died so young.I ll keep picking it up, and may get the audio version as well to just hear his voice


  10. Warren Cann Warren Cann says:

    Beautiful.


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