Posts Tagged with ‘John O’Donohue’

Sunday Best – January 7, 2024

  My whole team at work knows that when I say “oh, how clever!” it is usually not a compliment. It’s my own personal investment management version of “bless your heart.” Whether in business or in life, we are not seeking cleverness. We’re not even seeking knowledge, or understanding. We are seeking wisdom. I’ve been […]

Sunday Best – November 26, 2023

Dear friends, perhaps these last weeks (months? years?) have felt a little sprint-y for you, too – and even the happiest sprints can leave us breathless. Let’s take in the air of this fresh new morning, with the help of John O’Donohue.   A Morning Offering   by John O’Donohue   I bless the night […]

Sunday Best – September 3, 2023

  Possibilities are always more interesting than facts.       – John O’Dononue   I’ve been spending these cooler early mornings with John O’Donohue, through the wonder-full compilation Walking in Wonder, based on conversations with his friend John Quinn. Today I aim to practice his advice on landscape. One of the lovely ways to […]

Sunday Best – January 29, 2023

This coming week marks St. Brigid’s Day, welcoming the early spring. In New England this means that the sun will peek over the horizon before seven for the first time in months, which is indeed a hopeful sign.  What better time to share a blessing from the extraordinary John O’Donohue, who links longing and belonging […]

Sunday Best – December 6, 2020

Sometimes I come across a new poem in an old book of favorites and it beams forth, saying, this one, now. I love how this form and language of this blessing from John O’Donohue mirror the essence of  the ideas he’s conveying – heavy at first, then sad, then quiet, and then, at last, lighter. […]

Sunday Best – October 14, 2018

I have a big birthday coming up, which naturally leads to all kinds of reflection. It’s great to think of the long arc of endeavor in life, of all that’s been tried and some that’s been accomplished. But it’s even more wonderful to consider the long arc of luck. This passage by John O’Donohue steered […]

Sunday Best – March 18, 2018

Dear Honeybees, On this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, I share with you John O’Donohue’s blessed Blessing (Beannacht).   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 […]

Sunday Best – September 10, 2017

One of the huge confusions in our times is to mistake glamour for beauty. – John O’Donohue, in conversation with Krista Tippett   I was inspired (as is often the case) when listening to a recent OnBeing podcast that revisited an extended conversation between journalist Krista Tippett and poet John O’Donohue. This passage on beauty […]

Sunday Best – March 12, 2017

  To Come Home to Yourself      – John O’Donohue   May all that is unforgiven in you Be released. May your fears yield Their deepest tranquilities. May all that is unlived in you Blossom into a future Graced with love.   Dear Honeybees, on this edge of spring, we bring you this blessing […]

Sunday Best – March 20, 2016

No matter how mature and adult and sophisticated a person might seem, that person is still essentially an ex-baby.  … My suspicion is that the soul choreographs one’s biography and one’s destiny….you look at a beautiful interesting face telling a story that you know doesn’t hold a candle to the life that’s secretly in there. […]

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