John O'donohue Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old john o'donohue quotes, john o'donohue sayings, and john o'donohue proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Often regret is very false and displaced, and imagines the past to be totally other than it was.     

John O'Donohue

Negativity is an addiction to the bleak shadow that lingers around every human form ... you can transfigure negativity by turning it toward the light of your soul.     

John O'Donohue

A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal and strengthen.     

John O'Donohue

Beauty is the illumination of your soul.     

John O'Donohue

Often regret is very false and displaced, and imagines the past to be totally other than it was.     

John O'Donohue

The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness.     

John O'Donohue

Although you should not erase your responsibility for the past, when you make the past your jailer, you destroy your future. It is such a great moment of liberation when you learn to forgive yourself, let the burden go, and walk out into a new path of promise and possibility.     

John O'Donohue

You can never love another person unless you are equally involved in the beautiful but difficult spiritual work of learning to love yourself.     

John O'Donohue

The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness.     

John O'Donohue

Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.     

John O'Donohue

One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen.     

John O'Donohue

One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement.     

John O'Donohue

To the judgmental eye, everything is closed in definitive frames. When the judgmental eye looks out, it sees things in terms of lines and squares.     

John O'Donohue

If you allow yourself to be the person you are then everything will come into rhythm.     

John O'Donohue

We are sent into the world to live to the full everything that awakens within us and everything that comes toward us.     

John O'Donohue

The eternal world and the mortal world are not parallel, rather they are fused.     

John O'Donohue

A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal and strengthen.     

John O'Donohue

Real intimacy is a sacred experience. It never exposes its secret trust and belonging to the voyeuristic eye of a neon culture. Real intimacy is of the soul, and the soul is reserved.     

John O'Donohue

The Celtic mind was not burdened by dualism. It did not separate what belongs together.     

John O'Donohue

Celtic spirituality is awakening so powerfully now because it illuminates the fact that the visible is only one little edge of things. The visible is only the shoreline of the magnificent ocean of the invisible.     

John O'Donohue