Prism of Love: God's Colours in Everyday Life

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In Prism of Love, Daniel J. O'Leary continues to share his passion for enriching the lives of his readers, by enabling them to delve a little deeper below the surface of what is happening to them, and around them.

The purpose of these current reflections is to reveal 'the dearest freshness deep down things', to disclose the secret of turning your life around and of living more freely and more abundantly. This revelation, this secret, is sometimes offered to us as pure gift when ...

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Overview

In Prism of Love, Daniel J. O'Leary continues to share his passion for enriching the lives of his readers, by enabling them to delve a little deeper below the surface of what is happening to them, and around them.

The purpose of these current reflections is to reveal 'the dearest freshness deep down things', to disclose the secret of turning your life around and of living more freely and more abundantly. This revelation, this secret, is sometimes offered to us as pure gift when we least expect it. At other times we have to dig hard through the rubble of our lives before the stubborn gold surrenders itself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856074049
  • Publisher: Columba Press
  • Publication date: 11/3/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Your one shining moment: Do you ever revisit it? 9
Faces of your soul: How many of them do you know? 11
Everything belongs: The same good energy runs through all life 13
Pausing for breath: We have a choice about our moods and feelings 15
Everything is holy: God is always already there 17
In praise of praise: When I affirm you, I, too, grow 19
Losing the rag: Your anger has long roots in the past 21
The impossible dream: The importance of believing in yourself 23
A God who never gives up on us: Something good in the worst of us and ... 25
God's ways are not ours: You can transform your self-pity 27
It is never too late: To make the dream that you are come true 29
Taking time out: Can you find the still point in your crowded day? 31
Morning affirmation: Or how to face another day 33
The flow of life: Everything does not depend on you 35
Soul-space: A few guidelines for happiness 37
Living life to the full: Do you ever feel another kind of hunger? 39
Heroes of the heart: For many champions, the applause comes later 41
In the stillness is the dancing: Only in silence does love emerge 43
To be nobody else: On being able to say, 'It's all right to be me' 45
Are you in your element?: Because when you are, you are aflame with God 47
All human life is there: There are many levels in our complex lives 49
The mystery of the moment: Do you notice the miracles all around you? 51
My brother's keeper: Do you ever feel guilty about your responsibilities? 53
Instincts of the heart: We have a homing device for heaven in our soul 55
Saying yes to life: Do you always choose 'life to the full' over mere existence? 57
The tears of things: There are intimations of mortality all around us 59
Fear of the dark: There is really nothing to fear; fear, in fact, is a gift 61
Jacket or strait-jacket?: Many of us never find our true shape 63
Collecting on the streets: There are givers and takers; which are you? 65
God goes to infants' class: Even Jesus had to be potty-trained 67
The ultimate challenge: When the last crutch is removed 69
'He'll be here by midnight': Your inner child is still alive; but is she well? 71
God with skin on: Our guardian angels can really touch us 73
Salvation as symphony: When the noise becomes the music 75
In praise of space: We need reminders of another way of living 77
Time to smell the roses: Celebrating the sacrament of the present moment 79
The power of saying 'I love you': Don't put it off any longer 81
Is my child safe?: Our children are an endangered species 83
The first blessing - a mother's love: God is incarnate from the start 85
The mystery of the cross: If you dare to love be prepared to grieve 87
To a dancing God: Do you really believe the new song in your heart? 89
Letter to my son: The grace of a father's blessing 91
A time to laugh: On giving back to God the management of the world 93
Letter to my daughter: The grace of a mother's blessing 95
Life-lines from the spirit: Taking lessons in humanity 97
The dreamer within: Wake up to your dreams' wisdom 99
Your inner wounded child: There is no one to blame 101
Running on empty: Do you panic when the well runs dry? 103
Forever young: Memories that bless and burn 105
To care for the earth: Is our sudden compassion too little and too late? 107
The leper in the heart: Befriending and holding the untouchable 109
In praise of leisure: What am I doing with my one wild and precious life? 111
Miracle on the motorway: Doing what you love or loving what you do? 113
About men (and women): Spare a thought for us, men! 115
The 'morning' person: When did you last make your 'morning offering'? 117
De senectute: Do you really believe that the best is yet to be? 119
In praise of wilderness: Beware the tyranny of tidiness! 121
Everyday royalty: Remember to honour the stars of your life 123
God's voice-mail: Are they tempted in heaven to go high-tech? 125
Calendar of magic moments: A new year of awareness for parents 127
The alchemist: How to love your enemies! 129
Memories in wood: Celebrating the traces of our family stories 131
The precious stone: The amazing abundance of simple emptiness 133
The wonder of yearning: Whatever can we do with our restless hearts? 135
The blessing called waiting: To have everything now is to die 137
Peeling off the whitewash: How easily we forget the original vision 139
The power of a baby: True love can only be vulnerable 141
Our bodies remember: The physical nature of our salvation 143
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