O Donohue had an ability to exuisitely explain mysterious and philosophical concepts "That I Ve Tried "I ve tried foggily contemplate in a poetic but still accessible way He gives well crafted words and ex A book to linger over And I did mornings than not for a year O Donohue sees everything from a different perspective a true hidden mystical perspective that I hope leeches into me every time I open the book The Music of Beauty and Color of Beauty were memorable but clearly were written by a poetauthor peering into these areas rather than looking out from Some of the Facts About Color Weren T about color weren t so they had a misplaced mysticism that flared up my skepticism and outed O Donohue s romanticism So four stars for that reason I am always sad to finish a Book By This Author It Feels Like by this author It feels like good friend ust moved away A much needed treatise in an age where beauty has been exploited sexualized commercialized and objectified If you are wishing to reconnect with the sacredness of beauty your own others and that of the world around you then delve into this sincere attempt to honor that which is a true gift to humanity I recently learned that my good friend John O Donohue had died in his sleep in January 2008 while in Paris We had not spoken since 2006 The last time we got together was in Galwey Ireland in the Spring of 2004 I ve downloaded every video and audio I could find on the Internet after spending a day in my own private Memorial Observance What a sweet and yet critical soul I have three transcripts and recordings of conversations that are each eight to fifteen ho. In this eagerly awaited follow up to his international bestsellers Anam Cara and Eternal Echoes John O'Donohue turns his attention to the subject of beauty the divine beauty that calls the imagination and awakens all that is noble in the human heartIn these uncertain times of global conflict and crisis we are riven with anxiety; our trust in the future has lost its innocence for we know now that anything can happen from one second to the next In such an unsheltered world it may sound naive to suggest that this might be the moment to invoke. .
Urs long While working at a prior consulting firm as the head of Research and Development and later as the CEO we brought John over to work with us on the philosophical core of our practices These sessions were only and always spectacular and through these I came to know him well enough to count him among my friends He always had an integrity of heart mind spirit and action that could not be evaded or go unnoticed His poetry is uite lovely at times and uite piercing at others His prose is always accessible yet in no way superficial More on his other books later The ancient rhythms of the earth have insinuated themselves into the rhythms of the human heart The earth is not outside us it is within the clay from where the tree of the body grows In written form this would perhaps be the kind of book one would read now and then when the mood struck A book to set a mood a book to have you sit a spell and ponder
As My Grandfather Was Wont my grandfather was wont say This was the first audiobook I bought after I read my goodreads friend Glenn s review sometime last year Since Glenn Had Mentioned That Glenn had mentioned that author himself had narrated this and the author s charming Irish brogue I had added it as my first audio It didn t take me long to realize that sitting in my house listening to this did not work for me and so I waited patiently for a long drive I didn t really mind having other books to read and sometimes I would ust re listen to the beginning of this to remind me of what loveliness lay in store for me So yesterday I left early for a planned excursion to God s Kingdom God s Country to. And awaken beauty yet this is exactly the claim that this book seeks to exploreDIVINE BEAUTY is a gentle but urgent call to awaken O'Donohue opens our eyes hearts and minds to the wonder of our own relationship with beauty Rather than 'covering' this theme he uncovers it exposing the infinity and mystery of its breadth His words return us home to the dignity of silence the profundity of stillness the power of thought and perception and the eternal grace and generosity of beauty's presence In this masterful and revelatory work O'Donohue en. ,
Experience some of what nature must have first been intended to pass for beauty What better audio to listen to on my uest for that beauty than to listen to a book about beauty And in truth it was perfect I enjoyed listening to every second of thisThe only it was perfect I enjoyed listening to every second of thisThe only of listening and driving is not being able to highlight passages but I did not miss a thing at the same time This was lovely spiritual but not in a speaking from the pulpit way this a heart to heart spiritual connection shared on many topics The Music of Beauty The Color of Beauty are two of the ten topics Effortlessly as though you ve ust sat down and he s pouring you a spot of tea he manages to transform his thoughts with a lyrical aura of beauty infusing the words as he speaks them Delicious swoon worthy splendid prose prose unveiling images with reverence for the wonder and awe of every day beauty What you encounter recognize or discover depends to a large degree on the uality of your approach Many of the ancient cultures practiced careful rituals of approach An encounter of depth and spirit was preceded by careful preparationWhen we approach with reverence great things decide to approach us Our real life comes to the surface and its light awakens the concealed beauty in things When we walk on the earth with reverence beauty will decide its light awakens the concealed beauty in things When we walk on the earth with reverence beauty will decide trust us The rushed heart and arrogant mind lack the gentleness
and patience to enter that embrace I would be remiss if I did not thank Glenn for not only pointingpatience to enter that embrace I would be remiss if I did not thank Glenn for not only pointing to a book I love but to the wonderful experience of listening to this Magical Glenn s review. Courages our greater intimacy with beauty and celebrates it for what it really is a homecoming of the human spiritAs he focuses on the classical medieval and Celtic traditions on art music literature nature and language O'Donohue reveals how beauty's invisible embrace invites us towards new heights of passion and creativityDIVINE BEAUTY is an exuisite treasury of Forms of the Beautiful Its surface employs narrative image anecdote and myth while into the silence of its subtext are sown seeds of reflection that gradually blossom in the heart.