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Saturday, May 30, 2015

For The Traveler - John O'Donohue...

Thought I’d share some photos of a little trip down the road we took today to open country to get away from the hectic life stream that surrounds us here in the burbs - to be in the unattached quietness of Nature…   Smelling the fragrances of earth blowing on the prairie wind across the prairie grasses, sitting in the utter silence of life under the expansiveness of the open sky opened me to inspiration again… In our travels we even found a little pond with croaking frogs hidden among the marshy grass.  Under each photo is an excerpt of a poem by John O’Donohue, called “For The Traveler”…



"Every time you leave home,
another road takes you
into a world you were never in."




"When you travel, you find yourself
alone in a different way,
more attentive now
to the self you bring along;
and how what meets you
touches that part of the heart
that lies low at home."



"A journey can become a sacred thing.
…free your heart of ballast
so that the compass of your soul
might direct you toward
the territories of spirit
where you will discover
more of your hidden life
and the urgencies
that deserve to claim you."





"When you travel,
a new silence
goes with you,
and if you listen,
you will hear
what your heart would
Love to say."



Excerpts from the poem: “For The Traveler”
by John O’Donohue
From the book: To Bless The Space Between Us

4 comments:

  1. This is so lovely...personally the feeling of release is with me whenever I travel, I feel so free, I think I was meant to be a gypsy...x

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    1. Hey Sue! Good to see you here again... Love your post today! Hope you are released soon, so you can spread those gypsy wings and fly!
      Heart Hugs.

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  2. Pretty! We're going to hit the road for a couple of days too, as soon as oral exam is over on Tuesday!

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    1. Good luck on your exam! :) When is graduation?

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