Travelling Light: Your Journey to Wholeness (Columba Classics) Paperback – 31 Mar 2013
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'A wonderfully soothing book ... Travelling Light demonstrates with clarity and compassion that when we give ourselves the permission and space from the ever increasing busyness that affect our lives we can discover and rediscover genuine rest, insight, wisdom, compassion, lightness of heart and spirit. -- Sr Stanislaus Kennedy RSC
'This is a prime example of the "ordinariness of the sacred" that so many people need today. This is the wisdom that only comes from having been there, having done your homework, and having met God. It is such wisdom as Daniel O'Leary's that will lead our people through this dark and narrow time in Western Christianity. God always sends us what we need." -- Richard Rohr OFM
'Travelling Light is beautifully written, a delight to read. It bears comparison with anything that Anthony de Mello has written on prayer and spirituality ... This is far too rich a book to summarise. My reaction to so much of it was: this is true, this is real. I tested many of the practices and meditations and found that they worked. They can mean more with repetition. This is a book to savour and to cherish. ' -- Sean Fagan SM
'Travelling Light is one man's journey into the abyss where mystery is at home, scary at times but always offering light and hope. This journal contains several gems of wisdom and grace, embroidered with a range of practical suggestions for meditation, stillness and prayer. What makes this book special is its transparent witness to an age-old conviction, namely that the stuff of the spiritual life is made by walking the journey, and not by reaching a destination. -- Diarmuid n Murch MSC --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A guide to meditation and spiritual enlightenment
By Howard Jones
Fr. Daniel O'Leary is one of those rare creatures - steeped in the formalism of the Catholic Church as a parish priest but always ready to embrace the wisdom of other faiths in his writing where he feels this is appropriate. He has been a regular contributor to the Catholic magazine, The Tablet, for some time; but his writings have as much to say that is relevant to non-Catholics as to those within the faith. This book was created while the author was on a sabbatical of spiritual refreshment in the USA.
The book is divided into three parts. The first short Part is by way of introduction to those embarking on a spiritual journey. The main substance of the book is in Part Two - a collection of thirty-one quite short meditations that the author calls `Breathers', and which he also describes as `spiritual cat-naps'. Anyone who has practiced any kind of meditation within eastern or western belief systems, or has been on stress management courses, knows that one of the most important prerequisites is learning how to breathe in a relaxed manner: hence the description of these meditations. As the author says, `body, mind and spirit are always inseparable on the spiritual path . . . this integration is the function and goal of the journey of healing and wholeness.'
Each meditation comprises a `theoretical' part, elaborating in a gentle, non-prescriptive way, the aim of this step of the journey. This is followed by a section labelled `Praxis' giving the specific details of what is required in a practical sense. These recommendations are widely relevant.Read more ›
This is a daily exercise which you can repeat month by month, and each time draw more from it.
As a Retreat Director myself I will use his material often.
Go with God Daniel! As indeed you do already.
Aotearoa New Zealand
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Wonderful book, one you can dip into whenever needed. Daniel has a simple, staightforward faith and his writing is inspirational.Published 2 months ago by J. Taylor
A marvelous soul searching and practical, enlightening book!Published 9 months ago by GAIL DE CORDOVA
highly recommend this book and suggest reading it in small doses as there is so much to mull over. clearly written and simple, there is something here for everyone. Read morePublished on 6 Jun. 2014 by J de Montaignac
I have not really managed to find time to follow this properly. I think Ishould have got the beginners version.Published on 20 May 2013 by sylvia O'Reilly