Tag: john o’donohue

A pair of white hands cupped around a little off-white taper candle, the flame steady between the hands. Text reads: "Creating Shadows, "What if candlelight -- small, confined light -- is the energy I need to explore my shadows?"

Creating Shadows

There’s nothing quite like the fluid warmth of candlelight. One small flame illuminates a dark space with a nonjudgmental gentleness — its light welcomes everyone regardless of our crimes and misdemeanours, our successes and glories. It is fully itself. It shines. No other questions asked, no responses needed. There’s so much anger rising up in the world that this gentleness…

Blessing the Day at the End of It All

It is the end of a Monday. While Sunday is the first day of our calendar week, most of us are conditioned to see Monday as our customary¬†starting point. Mondays represent the resuming of our work weeks, the end of our Sabbaths, and the day-to-day drudgery that can sometimes consume us all. I know today I was frustrated with my…