Sunday, January 20, 2008

Anam Cara

As you can probably tell by my blog I am a person who lives to be inspired. I lived in the darkness for so many years that I have literally become light by being inspired. One of my favorite books is Anam Cara. It is with deep sadness that I read on someone's blog that John O'Donohue had died recently(sorry I don't remember who's blog it was)What a beautiful spiritual author and what a wonderful way with words. I must have read Anam Cara 5 or 6 times(I always go back to my favorites)and each time I read something that gave me that warm gushy feeling that inspiration gives.

All of my books have been part of my journey and a great part of my life. I read nothing else except for the one summer when I read 20 novels, lived through them all and ended up in a funk wondering what the hell happened to all the characters. But both Anam Cara and Eternal Echoes are wonderful spiritual books based on Celtic wisdom. In honor of Mr. O'Donohue I am going to read Eternal Echoes for the 2nd or 3rd time. It is a little deeper then Anam Cara but my bookcase being what it is I can't find Anam Cara(it is probably not in the bookcase but on the side of my bed or my couch or somewhere else I could find a moment to read).

If you have a moment say a prayer or even better go take Anam Cara out of your library or go out and buy one. It is beautifully written and a wonderful book. Then perhaps you will join me in Eternal Echoes. I guess if one is paying homage to an author to whom one is eternally grateful, it is very fitting to read Eternal Echoes.

Rest in peace my friend and thank you for the beautiful way you brought beauty and peace into my life and all others inspired by your book.


Kazi said...

I did not know that O'Donohue had passed. You have been to my web-site and therefore probably know that I find his work so poetic and such an inspiration in my life, on so many levels. Every time I read his work I end up writing poetry or sitting in deep contemplation. What a beautiful blessing to read his work and what a blessed soul. How wonderful that you have honored John.

Hope your well - what have you been up to? Kazi x

Kris Cahill said...

I just learned this sad news also, I read it first on Celestine Musings, written by she who flies. I too once owned a copy of Anam Cara, and cannot for the life of me find it, so I will get another. His work is so beautiful, so healing to absorb. What a gift he gave by writing it! Thanks!

Thank you also for your lovely comment on the Online Arts Marketing blog in the feature about me!

Lynda Lehmann said...

I don't know of this author or his books, but you have piqued my interest. I love books that touch the spirit and inspire, so thanks for the heads-up on these. From what you have told us, he will certainly be remembered for his work!

Thanks for your visit to my page, as well! :)

Sherry said...

I had read this book a few years ago and found it magical. I'm sorry to hear that O'Donohue has passed away.

Neda said...

So sorry...I am always looking for new enlightening books to discover (my lit experience tends to be in French). I will certainly look for his books. Thanks

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