The Invitation

The Invitation

Book - 1999
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Visionary author Oriah Mountain Dreamer brings to life the wisdom of her beloved invitation, which has touched hearts everywhere with its fresh and spirited call to live life more deeply, honestly, and well.

Like the inspirations for Robert Fulghum′s All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten, Cherie Carter-Scott′s If Life Is a Game, These are the Rules, and Margaret Fishback Power′s Footprints, the poem that sparked The Invitation has been embraced around the world, passed along by thousands who have discovered and treasured its message. In this lovely gift book the author speaks from the heart, reflecting on everything from desire to betrayal and offering practical - and often surprising - suggestions for how to live the ecstasy of everyday life, learn to recognise true beauty in ourselves and the world around us, and how to find the sustenance that our spirit longs for.

The poem Invitation has been recited and quoted at countless spiritual conferences, and on network radio by Robert Bly, Jack Kornfield, Angeles Arrien, and many other spiritual leaders.

From the Invitation:

ȴ doesn′t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart′s longing.

It doesn′t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive ...′

Publisher: San Francisco : HarperSanFranciso, c1999
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780062515841
Branch Call Number: 299.93 Mou 3558 1
Characteristics: 136 p. ;,20 cm


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Aug 16, 2016

Oriah Mountain Dreamer is officially on ts on my list of hero authors! She developed a series of books for those who are learning about the self and intend to improve it. The silent, timid, "normal", audaceous, clueless and other personalities shall benefit from reading Oriah. 5 Stars !!!!!

Oct 22, 2015

I initially got the impression that its a bit a mix of "Rene" (Chateaubriand) and the "Reveries" (Rousseau), given all of the 'I's and 'me's, but then it descends into spiritual/self-help type blather. A soft voiced tone is maintained throughout.

Jun 13, 2013

Loved this book!

Jun 12, 2013

I agree with: from desire to commitment, but I never got the impression that led to sorrow and betrayal. In fact, I didn't experience sorrow and betrayal from this story. This book is as lost as its writer and now its many readers. Thanks Oriah.

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