John O'Donohue

John O'Donohue


Born
in Ireland
January 01, 1956

Died
January 04, 2008

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John O'Donohue, Ph.D., was born in County Clare in 1956. He spoke Irish as his native language and lived in a remote cottage in the west of Ireland until his untimely death in January 2008. A highly respected poet and philosopher, he lectured throughout Europe and America and wrote a number of popular books, including Anam Cara and To Bless the Space Between Us.

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Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic...

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To Bless the Space Between ...

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Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

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Conamara Blues: Poems

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Four Elements: Reflections ...

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Longing and Belonging: The ...

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Echoes of Memory

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“One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.”
John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

“Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. If you can come through this time, it can purify with your love, and falsity and need will fall away. It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again.”
John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

“If you send out goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times. In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away, the more love you will have.”
John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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