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read epub ☆ Divine Beauty The Invisible Embrace Paperback ✓ ❰Reading❯ ➿ Divine Beauty The Invisible Embrace Author John O'Donohue – Beauty does not linger it only visitsYet beauty's visitation affects us and invites us into its rhythmit calls us to feel think and act beauThe Invisible Epub #226 Beauty does not linger it only visitsYet beauty's visitation affects us and invites us into its rhythmit calls us to feel think and act beautifully in the worldto create and live a life that awakens the BeautifulBeauty is a gentle but urgent call to awaken Bestselling author John O'Donohueopens our eyes hearts and minds to the wonder o This is one of those rare books that sound as though it were written by an angel and the sort of writing that cannot be paraphrased It left a gentle impression upon me and even it renewed my perception After I read just the beginning an ordinary task like preparing lunch felt sacred to me—I relished the shapes and colors of spinach leaves Beauty visited me and through the perception O'Donohue awakened in me I know beauty's experience is an interaction between seer and seen The book only improved as it progressed I loved his reflections on us being in God and the chapters on death and dying which were some of the most comforting passages on the subject I've ever read His personal experiences with the people he knew and the passages on Ireland shimmered with meaning and life And not to forget the mystical poetry sprinkled throughout his expressions strengthened his reflections I recommend this book to dreamers seekers and to those happy poetic souls who already feel found

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Rates it for what it really is a homecoming of the human spiritAs he focuses on the classical medieval and Celtic traditions of art music literaturenature and language O'Donohue reveals how beauty's invisible embraceinvites us toward new heights of passion and creativity even in these uncertain timesof global conflict and Beauty The Invisible Kindle #209 cris I really really like O'Donohue's poetry and I could tell that the uality of thinking and philosophical exploration in this book of essays is one piece of what allows him to write the high uality poemsblessings that he has Still I didn't find the essays particularly compelling or useful There were some snippets and I'll uote some of those below but they came at too great a distance apart often if they had come in 75 pages rather than 250 I would have rated the book highlyp8 Notions of self improvement have become banal and wearisomep24 When we walk on the earth with reverence beauty will decide to trust usp54 In Crossing Unmarked Snow by William StaffordThe things you do not have to say make you richSaying things you do not have to say weakens your talkHearing things you do not need to hear dulls your hearingAnd things you know before you hear them those are you Those are why you are in the worldp140 It is puzzling that in the Western world we have concentrated on the divine intellect and the divine will When we bring in the notion of the imagination we begin to discover a whole new sense of God The emphasis on judgment begins to recede The image of God as a moral accountant peering into the region's of one's intimate life falls away creativity is the supreme passion of God When we bring in the missing dimension of imagination the perspective changes and we get a glimpse of true beauty the glorious passion urgency and youthfulness of God p141 the urgent fullness of God There was such a fullness brimming in the divine presence that had God not created he would have imploded God had to come to expressionp153 Although each of us is fashioned in careful incompletion we were created to long for each other The secret of our completion can only be found in the otherp174 Freedom is not simply the absence of necessity; it is the poise of soul at one with a life which honours and engages its creative possibilityp179 It is difficult to find the courage and vision at the points of deepest wounding to believe that new risk can take us into new life But there is no alternative When we remain sealed away inside the shell we are no longer able to hear our own life'Beauty triumphs over the suffering inherent in life' Nietzchep184 However the freedom to choose graciousness is a freedom no one can take from usp207 'When night asks who I am I answer Your own and am not lonely' Li Young Leep227 Sometimes the urgency of our hunger blinds us to the fact that we are already at the feast To accept this can change everything we are always home never exiled In every moment everywhere we are not even inches away from the divine presence Perhaps the secret of spiritual integrity has to do with an act of acceptance namely a recognition that you are always already within the divine embracep229 A God without a why is a God who is lyrical and full of grace a God who has no other intention than simply 'to be' To learn that art of being is to become free of the burden of strategy purpose and self consciousness God dwells totally in fluency of presence vs Heschel Prophecy

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Divine Beauty The Invisible EmbraceF our own relationshipwith beauty by exposing the infinity and mystery of its breadth His wordsreturn us to the dignity of Divine Beauty Epubsilence profundity of stillness power of thought andperception and the eternal grace and generosity of beauty's presence In this masterfuland revelatory work O'Donohue encourages our greater intimacy with beauty andceleb This is an author that came Highly recommended to me so now I'm waiting to read the book But here's an excerpt from his ReflectionsOnce you start to awaken no one can ever claim you again for the old patterns Now you realise how precious your time here is You are no longer willing to suander your essence on undertakings that do not nourish your true self; your patience grows thin with tired talk and dead language You see through the rosters of expectation which promise you safety and the confirmation of your outer identity Now you are impatient for growth willing to put yourself in the way of change You want your work to become an expression of your gift You want your relationship to voyage beyond the pallid frontiers to where the danger of transformation dwells You want your God to be wild and to call you to where your destiny awaitsWith this said I'm off to get this book