Friday, June 19, 2020

John O'Donohue for breakfast::

THE HUMAN BODY is an amazing masterpiece. 
With the senses, we see, hear, taste, smell and touch the world, drawing its mystery inside us. 
With the mind, we probe the eternal structures of things. 
With the face, we present ourselves to the world and recognize each other. 
But it is the heart that makes us human. 

The heart is where the beauty of the human spirit comes alive. 

Without the heart, the human would be sinister. 
To be able to feel is the great gift. 
When you feel for someone, you become united with that person in an intimate way; your concern and compassion come alive, drawing some of the other person's world and spirit into yours. 
Feeling is the secret bridge that penetrates solitude and isolation. 
Without the ability to feel, friendship and love could never be born. 
All feeling is born in the heart. 
This makes the human heart the true jewel of the world.

John O’Donohue