John O'Donohue Quotes.

1. "One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen."
- Quote by John O'Donohue

2. "Unfinished Poem I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding."
- Quote by John O'Donohue

3. "You have traveled too fast over false ground; Now your soul has come to take you back. Take refuge in your senses, open up To all the small miracles you rushed through. Become inclined to watch the way of rain When it falls slow and free. Imitate the habit of twilight, Taking time to open the well of color That fostered the brightness of day. Draw alongside the silence of stone Until its calmness can claim you."
- Quote by John O'Donohue

4. "So at the end of this day, we give thanks For being betrothed to the unknown."
- Quote by John O'Donohue

5. "When one flower blooms spring awakens everywhere"
- Quote by John O'Donohue

6. "The beauty that emerges from woundedness is a beauty infused with feeling; a beauty different from the beauty of landscape and the cold perfect form. This is a beauty that has suffered its way through the ache of desolation until the words or music emerged to equal the hunger and desperation at its heart. It must also be said that not all woundedness succeeds in finding its way through to beauty of form. Most woundedness remains hidden, lost inside forgotten silence. Indeed, in every life there is some wound that continues to weep secretly, even after years of attempted healing. Where woundedness can be refined into beauty a wonderful transfiguration takes place."
- Quote by John O'Donohue

7. "It is a strange and wonderful fact to be here, walking around in a body, to have a whole world within you and a world at your fingertips outside you. It is an immense privilege, and it is incredible that humans manage to forget the miracle of being here. Rilke said, ‘Being here is so much,’ and it is uncanny how social reality can deaden and numb us so that the mystical wonder of our lives goes totally unnoticed. We are here. We are wildly and dangerously free."
- Quote by John O'Donohue

8. "There is a relentless search for the factual and this quest often lacks warmth or reverence. At a certain stage in our life we may wake up to the urgency of life, how short it is. Then the quest for truth becomes the ultimate project. We can often forage for years in the empty fields of self-analysis and self-improvement and sacrifice much of our real substance for specks of cold, lonesome factual truth. The wisdom of the tradition reminds us that if we choose to journey on the path of truth, it then becomes a sacred duty to walk hand in hand with beauty."
- Quote by John O'Donohue

9. "The duty of priviledge is absolute intregity"
- Quote by John O'Donohue

10. "When you steal a people's language, you leave their soul bewildered."
- Quote by John O'Donohue

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