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John O'Donohue

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John O'Donohue - On soul- The Inner landscape of beauty- rus-eng parallel text.mp3

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Русско-английские mp3 разговорники и аудиокниги Russian-English Audiobooks-VK Playlist John O'Donohue - On soul- The Inner landscape of beauty-  rus-eng parallel text.mp3 Zoom coaching for learners of English or Russian-  Discussing books and films https://omdarutv.blogspot.com/2020/12/john-odonohue-on-soul-inner-landscape.html

1hr 18mins

20 Dec 2020

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Ep 16: "A Morning Offering," a poem by spiritual poet, John O'Donohue

Reflections From My Art Table

Today I am sharing a beautiful poem I read this morning at my art table after a night of dreams full of worry and anxiety. When I read it to myself, I cried and something released. I thought I would read it to you and see if it releases something within you too.  I am finding so much solace in poetry during this pandemic and find myself seeking it out to be a light and give me some guidance and hope in different moments.  "A Morning Offering" by John O'Donohue from his wonderful book, To Bless the Space Between Us.  I bless the night that nourished my heart To set the ghosts of longing free Into the flow and figure of dream That went to harvest from the dark Bread for the hunger no one sees. All that is eternal in me Welcomes the wonder of this day, The field of brightness it creates Offering time for each thing To arise and illuminate. I place on the altar of dawn: The quiet loyalty of breath, The tent of thought where I shelter, Waves of desire I am shore to And all beauty drawn to the eye. May my mind come alive today To the invisible geography That invites me to new frontiers, To break the dead shell of yesterdays, To risk being disturbed and changed. May I have the courage today To live the life that I would love, To postpone my dream no longer But do at last what I came here for And waste my heart on fear no more. Emma Freeman, the host of Reflections from my art table, is a queer mixed media artist, teaching artist, designer and dreamer. Her art practice is experimental, playful, tactile and meditative. She works in many mediums including textiles, fibers, book making, cyanotype, drawing, collage, printmaking and illustration. She teaches art classes online, creates greeting cards, fabric collections, and fine art collections. You can learn more about her and see her work at www.emmafreemandesigns.com.  Find her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/emmafreemandesigns.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/emma-freeman-art/message

6mins

16 Dec 2020

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Ep 10: For Light, A Healing Poem by spiritual poet, John O'Donohue

Reflections From My Art Table

In this episode, I read John O'Donohue's beautiful poem called, "For Light" from his book, To Bless the Space Between Us. on the eve of the presidential election in the United States, which has the air feeling so tense, anxious, full of fear and worry about what will happen. This poem is some medicine for me tonight so I wanted to share it with you. I read it by candlelight while sitting at my little art table.  John O'Dononue was an Irish poet, philosopher and spiritual leader.  "For Light" by John O'Donohue  Light cannot see inside things.  That is what the dark is for: Minding the interior,  Nurturing the draw of growth  Through places where death In its own way turns into life.  In the glare of neon times,  Let our eyes not be worn By surfaces that shine  With hunger made attractive.  That our thoughts may be true light,  Finding their way into words  Which have the weight of shadow  To hold the layers of truth.  That we never place our trust In minds claimed by empty light,  Where one-sided certainties  Are driven by false desire.  When we look into the heart,  May our eyes have the kindness  And reverence of candlelight.  That the searching of our minds  Be equal to the oblique  Crevices and corners where  The mystery continues to dwell,  Glimmering in fugitive light.  When we are confined inside  The dark house of suffering  That moonlight might find a window.  When we become false and lost  That the severe noon-light  Would cast our shadow clear.  When we love, that dawn-light  Would lighten our feet  Upon the waters.  As we grow old, that twilight  Would illuminate treasure  In the fields of memory.  And when we come to search for God,  Let us first be robed in night,  Put on the mind of morning  To feel the rush of light  Spread slowly inside  The color and stillness  Of a found world.  Emma Freeman, the host of Reflections from my art table, is a queer mixed media artist, teaching artist, designer and dreamer. Her art practice is experimental, playful, tactile and meditative. She works in many mediums including textiles, fibers, book making, cyanotype, drawing, collage, printmaking and illustration. She teaches art classes online, creates greeting cards, fabric collections, and fine art collections. You can learn more about her and see her work at www.emmafreemandesigns.com. Find her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/emmafreemandesigns. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/emma-freeman-art/message

7mins

3 Nov 2020

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Ep 5: "For a New Beginning," a poem by spiritual poet, John O'Donohue

Reflections From My Art Table

In this episode, I read a beautiful poem by John O'Donohue called, "For a New Beginning" from his book, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings. I also share why this poem is meaningful and healing for me in my art practice and my life. John O'Donohue was an Irish poet, philosopher and spiritual teacher.  For a New Beginning By John O'Donohue In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside you, Noticing how you willed yourself on, Still unable to leave what you had outgrown. It watched you play with the seduction of safety And the gray promises that sameness whispered, Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent, Wondered would you always live like this. Then the delight, when your courage kindled, And out you stepped onto new ground, Your eyes young again with energy and dream, A path of plenitude opening before you. Though your destination is not yet clear You can trust the promise of this opening; Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning That is at one with your life’s desire. Awaken your spirit to adventure; Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk; Soon you will be home in a new rhythm, For your soul senses the world that awaits you. Emma Freeman, the host of Reflections from My Art Table podcast, is a queer mixed media artist who works in many mediums including textiles, fibers, collage, mark making, book making, drawing and cyanotype. She designs greeting cards, fabric and other products and teaches online art classes as a teaching artist. She is a highly sensitive person and has a playful, contemplative art practice. She lives in Wisconsin in the United States. You can learn more about Emma through her website www.emmafreemandesigns.com and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/emmfreemandesigns. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/emma-freeman-art/message

4mins

25 Sep 2020

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Ep 3: "For the Artist at the Start of Day," a poem by spiritual poet, John O'Donohue

Reflections From My Art Table

In this episode of "Reflections from My Art Table," I share a beautiful poem by the poet and writer, John O'Donohue. It is called, "For the Artist at the Start of Day" from his book, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings. I discovered this poem recently and absolutely love it. It gives me encouragement and connection while I sit at my art table and reminds me that artists have a calling and deeper need to create. John O'Dononue was an Irish poet, writer, philosopher and spiritual teacher.  "For the Artist at the Start of Day" by John O'Donohue May morning be astir with the harvest of night; Your mind quickening to the eros of a new question, Your eyes seduced by some unintended glimpse That cut right through the surface to a source. May this be a morning of innocent beginning, When the gift within you slips clear Of the sticky web of the personal With its hurt and its hauntings, And fixed fortress corners, A morning when you become a pure vessel For what wants to ascend from silence, May your imagination know The grace of perfect danger, To reach beyond imitation, And the wheel of repetition, Deep into the call of all The unfinished and unsolved. Until the veil of the unknown yields And something original begins To stir toward your senses And grow stronger in your heart In order to come to birth In a clean line of form, That claims from time A rhythm not yet heard, That calls space to A different shape. May it be its own force field And dwell uniquely Between the heart and the light To surprise the hungry eye By how deftly it fits About its secret loss. I also talk about self-doubt as an artist and our need for connection and community to keep us going.  Emma Freeman, the host of Reflections from My Art Table podcast, is a queer mixed media artist who works in many mediums including textiles, fibers, collage, mark making, book making, drawing and cyanotype. She designs greeting cards, fabric and other products and teaches online art classes as a teaching artist. She is a highly sensitive person and has a playful, contemplative art practice. She lives in Wisconsin in the United States. You can learn more about Emma through her website www.emmafreemandesigns.com and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/emmfreemandesigns. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/emma-freeman-art/message

5mins

18 Sep 2020

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Tonglen Meditation wiith Poem by John O'Donohue

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Julie Potiker leads a meditation in the ancient practice of Tonglen. Tonglen is a Tibetan word meaning "letting go" and "accepting". During this meditation you will breathe in pain, suffering, and darkness – and then breathe out peace, joy, and light. It’s the perfect meditation during these times of uncertainty. This meditation ends with the reading of the poem, "For the Belonging", by John Donohue. Poem: For Belonging, by John O'Donohue May you listen to your longing to be free. May the frames of your belonging be generous enough for your dreams. May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart. May you find a harmony between your soul and your life. May the sanctuary of your soul never become haunted. May you know the eternal longing that lives at the heart of time. May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within. May you never place walls between the light and yourself. May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you, mind you, and embrace you in belonging. Get the latest by subscribing to Julie Potiker's YouTube channel and Facebook page at Mindful Methods for Life. You can learn about mindfulness at www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com and also in Julie's newly released book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart and other podcast platforms.

18mins

6 Jul 2020

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The Narrower Path - 'For Someone Who Did You Wrong' by John O'Donohue

The Prayer Path

Welcome to the first episode of The Prayer Path's 'The Narrower Path'which will be released every Sunday. For this first episode I give voice to a beautiful Blessing called "For Someone Who Did You Wrong" by John O' Donohue, found in his books: To Bless the Space Between Us (US) / Benedictus (Europe) - Ordering Info: https://johnodonohue.com/store . In last wednesdays Prayer Path journey we focused on The Welcoming Prayer, and how it might be used as a practice to bring healing to the negative emotions and feelings created by hurt and injustice. This beautiful blessing gives expression to both the hurt and how it can bring about the sometimes unexpected fruit of healing. Have a Peaceful Journey--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/The-Prayer-Path/message

15mins

22 Sep 2019

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[Unedited] John O'Donohue with Krista Tippett

On Being with Krista Tippett

No conversation we’ve ever done has been more beloved than this one. This Irish poet, theologian, and philosopher insisted on beauty as a human calling. He had a very Celtic, lifelong fascination with the inner landscape of our lives and with what he called “the invisible world” that is constantly intertwining what we can know and see. This was one of the last interviews he gave before his unexpected death in 2008. But John O’Donohue’s voice and writings continue to bring ancient mystical wisdom to modern confusions and longings. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode “John O’Donohue — The Inner Landscape of Beauty.” Find more at onbeing.org.

1hr 38mins

31 Aug 2017

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John O'Donohue — The Inner Landscape of Beauty

On Being with Krista Tippett

No conversation we’ve ever done has been more beloved than this one. This Irish poet, theologian, and philosopher insisted on beauty as a human calling. He had a very Celtic, lifelong fascination with the inner landscape of our lives and with what he called “the invisible world” that is constantly intertwining what we can know and see. This was one of the last interviews he gave before his unexpected death in 2008. But John O’Donohue’s voice and writings continue to bring ancient mystical wisdom to modern confusions and longings.

51mins

31 Aug 2017

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Beauty Is an Edge of Becoming | John O'Donohue

Becoming Wise

“Beauty isn’t all about just niceness, loveliness. Beauty is about more rounded, substantial becoming.” Beloved Irish poet John O’Donohue on beauty’s true grit, and finding it in the transformational edges of our daily lives. Find more at onbeing.org/becoming-wise.

6mins

18 Mar 2016

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