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"When we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives," observes Irish poet and philosopher John O'Donohue, "we have no rituals to protect, encourage, and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. For such crossings, we need to find new words."

In To Bless the Space Between Us, O'Donohue presents an adaptation of his thought-provoking book of the same title, providing comfort and insights to illuminate the passage of our life path. Following seven rhythms of the human journey - Beginnings, Desires, Thresholds, Homecoming, States of the Heart, Callings, and Beyond Endings - more than 80 poetic and gracious invocations in this collection can be used as tools for self-transformation, as meditations for deeper contemplation, or as simple prayers for ourselves or our loved ones.

With blessings such as "For Love in a Time of Conflict", "For Belonging", "For Equilibrium", "On Meeting a Stranger", "In Praise of Earth", and many more, these lyrical selections "will invite you to awaken your own power to bless and will suggest to you the secret world of healing and plenitude and providence that encircles, shelters, and guides your every breath and step".

To Bless the Space Between Us features the music of Irish harpist Áine Minogue.

©2008 John O'Donohue and Aine Minoque (P)2008 John O'Donohue and Aine Minoque

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beautiful blessings by John o Donohue

lovely to listen to going to sleep and to relax to while driving along the road

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Insight from a great thinker and poet

For me, John O'Donohue's works are the gift of a special wisdom from the west of Ireland. It is a wisdom integrated with the beauty, drama and mystery of the Irish landscape. If you've ever stood on a headland and looked out over the wild Atlantic Ocean or walked along a beech bowed path in the gentle rain, free from the distractions of the modern world, then you will have touched this wisdom and know that with every breath you take you are being healed by a landscape that loves you. Let John O'Donoghue be your companion as you begin your new beginning.

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Brilliant

I loved this book, so many diverse topics are included in the blessings. I would like to listen again and buy the book as well, since it has so many hidden layers in the words, it needs more time for me to grasp them all at the speed which John tells them.

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  • Thomas A. Nickel
  • 22-05-19

Great book

Really reflective book. Great for all times of life. Provokes a great deal of introspection.

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  • Sylvia Uhl
  • 20-12-18

Lovely life journey with the vehicle of poetry.

John O Donohue is such an eloquent yet simple author. Loved every word. Bought the book in print to give to loved ones. Ordered the book as a gift for my Audible friends. A life journey in poetry.

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  • Nancy
  • 31-05-20

Beautiful

Wow! I once heard the saying, “Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow.” This was done with such amazing LOVE, and I’m honored to have heard it! Thank YOU!❤️🙏☀️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-08-19

Blessed Indeed!!!

I loved every word, every pause, every space in between! Highly recommended for anyone who seeks truth, beauty, and goodness!

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  • Kathryn Boyce Piper
  • 30-06-19

Heartwarming and soul soothing

These blessings were for me prayers in themselves. Sometimes I would find a special gem in two sentences or a phrase that would become just the spiritual breath I needed impart or inhale.

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