Time Is Where Eternity Unfolds
“The writer goes to his desk each morning to meet the empty white page. As he settles himself, he is preparing for visitation and voyage. His memory, longing and craft set the frame for what might emerge. He has no idea what will come. Yet despite his limitations, his creative work will find its own direction to form. Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.”
— from, Benedictus/To Bless The Space Between Us
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Disappointed with Doolin we sought the wild landscape of the burren with its limestone washed by centuries of the sea. Our inspiration to come to this place were the works of the late John O’Donohue, at first reading Anam Cara that spoke for us from the heart of its Celtic hearth. We had a Guinness [… read more]
Benedictus was and still is a life saver for me. At various stages during the day/week I find myself reading John’s book. I would have dearly loved to have met him. Kind Regards, Mary McHugh.
Space – the magical mystery where time is lost and infinity is a word which does nothing to describe what lies beyond. I came late to the works of John O’ Donohue but what a revelation and awakening it was when I read ‘The Four Elements.’ John’s spirit is definitely in a good place. Thank [… read more]
After 2 years, I have finally finished reading Eternal Echoes. It took me that long because I insisted on savoring the book in small, manageable, and meditative parcels read at times of contemplative quiet. As a busy family physician, those times were few and far between. What a blessing to read the writings of someone [… read more]
The relationship between absence and presence has been illuminating in my work as a funeral celebrant. It is a perspective that brings great comfort to the families I work with. So profound in its simplicity. John’s spiritual work continues to live on in the work of others like myself. I feel truly blessed to share [… read more]