The Invitation

The Invitation 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 deeply honestly and wel

  • Title: The Invitation
  • Author: Oriah Mountain Dreamer
  • ISBN: 9780062515841
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 MargarVisionary 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 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 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

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    1. This was a great book for me - I have read it countless times over the years and the wisdom in its pages speaks to my soul - a great read for getting yourself back to center and realizing what's important in life.

    2. These little books are a nice invitation to ponder - not weighty, not earthshattering, just a gentle nudge to not be a wet blanket to life.

    3. What I liked most about this book is that it talked about spiritual stuff, w/o being nihilistic and acknowledging that many theories within the spiritual/personal growth community were trash. I would call it honest, because although I did not agree with some of her ideas, I was able to respect her more because she didn't present this rosy-colored-over the top ideology that might neglect injustice. I would highly recommend reading this book! You don't need to read it cover to cover, can just read [...]

    4. I had come across the poem "The Invitation" which is the basis for the book. I was so moved by the passion and rawness of Oriah's words. The book goes on to give her inspiration of the poem, an excellent easy read that I didn't want to put down! She also includes some meditation excercises that were helpful.

    5. Read the poem "The Invitation" first. If it resonates with you, read the book. I think it worked well for me because of the particular space and mindset I am (sometimes) in right now. In other words, I am open to it, to what she has to say and how it resonates with things in my own life.

    6. Seriously could not praise this book enough, just jumped to my favorite book I've read. Makes you think and (re) evaluate your life and opens your eyes!

    7. The Invitation is in my mind one of the finest poems ever written, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this at a time that I am looking to make complete 100% changes in my life, and I had loads of time to think and really take in the ideas and concepts. Despite the authors name sounding overly 'woo-woo' (as many of my friends refer to a majority of my reading and interests), Oriah writes very honestly about living authentically in the real world where kids leave the bathroom floor wet, friends get [...]

    8. This is a wise and honest book that inspires the reader to experience and embrace life fully, not avoiding or squelching one's fears and insecurities, but sitting with and learning from them, and to seek out others who do the same. It's full of raw emotion, as the author unflinchingly shares her own struggles and heartbreaks, as well as her deep longing for human connection on the most profound levels. I found much to ponder and, as a result, I am more aware of my own baggage and shortcomings, n [...]

    9. Not the type of book I would typically read but I am so glad that I did. The poem at the beginning of the book is incredibly beautiful, thought provoking and inspiring.As I went on to explore the rest of the book I could feel myself opening up to questions we often ignore or avoid.I am not religious so loved that the author spoke of things in a spiritual sense, acknowledging that faith and belief can take many forms. A great read and one I believe I will get even more from each time I revisit it [...]

    10. The most poignant thing about this book is the poem, 'The Invitation' upon which it is based. Oriah does a good job of expanding on each stanza in the poem with personal stories of heartbreak, illness, and love. She appears to be a bit cynical as she relates her views to that of new age thought and optimism. The poem, 'The Invitation' was for me the draw as it forces you to examine relationships--all relationships--and challenges you to explore the depths of them and to allow others to explore y [...]

    11. Oriah offers an "invitation" to every single of us to "show up" in the universe. She reminds us we don't serve the universe by being small, rather we serve the universe by making the most out of our lives. Full of deep meaning, inspiration, and motivation.

    12. Don't let the author's New Age name scare you off. The Invitation is a soulful poem about what should really matter between humans, not what Madison Avenue tries to condition people to. The book contains the poem, and a discussion of the poem.

    13. this is one I pick up every so often and just read excerpts out of it. It is FABULOUS every single time!

    14. I love love love this poem. It really hones in on what is important when meeting other people and not judging. I am not too much a fan of her personal anecdotes which follow every line of her poem.

    15. The first time I ever read The Invitation (as in, the poem in this book’s introduction) was when Mr Ceruzzi handed it out in one of my 11th grade English electives. It was like someone had distilled all the hope for the future and faith in the inherent strength and kindness of people that I secretly held in the depths of my teenage heart, and then channeled it into words I could’ve written in my most introspective journal entries. For a while I tried to find its origin based on the author’ [...]

    16. "It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare dream of meeting your heart's longing."So begins the poem "The invitation, one of my all time favorites for many years. A call with a coaching client of mine prompted me to finally get around to reading the book by Oriah Mountain Dreamer that explains and elaborates on the meaning of the poem. A disciple of David Whyte, my favorite poet, Oriah manages to capture the essence of human existence in o [...]

    17. It 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"The Invitation" was originally published in slightly different form, in "Dreams of Desire," a collection of poetry by Oriah Mountain Dreamer and actually the title, dreams of desire, is more relevant than [...]

    18. Oriah invites us to live a life which is both sensitive and passionate, which is meaningful because it is intense in big and small things - and she is uncompromisingly honest by not talking the painful things away.: "One night, after an unsatisfying evening at a party, author Oriah Mountain Dreamer wrote the start of The Invitation. By the light of her streetlight, she began, "It 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 y [...]

    19. The first time I read this book I thought it was pretty good. Ten years later, I think it's even more valuable. The author describes what she sees as the key facets of life: longing, betrayal, joy, sorrow, beauty, failure and how she's experienced these things and what's she's learned from them. She also provides meditations on fear, gratitude, belonging and other issues we're faced with as we walk the path of life. The Invitation itself is a bidding to live a life of openness, honesty, and will [...]

    20. Oriah forces one to do some serious introspection, to question the status quo and to re-examine the way one lives.The book is an extension of her acclaimed poem, "The Invitation". Each chapter is based on a stanza of the poem. The book is Oriah's honest account of how she took stock of her life.The book was like an emotional onslaught. I had to stop a couple of times when reading each chapter to examine my psyche and to dig deep in my heart searching for answers to questions arising as I read. T [...]

    21. This book fills in some of the practical, daily living gaps that I sometimes think the Buddhist lit misses. It oscillates between making points that I really "get", things that I really needed to hear, and just generally annoying me. Maybe it's her writing style, maybe it's her "voice", that I can "hear" throughout as I'm reading. In some ways I really appreciate the voice of a woman on this whole matter of being present and living life. This, however, also made her stories difficult for me to r [...]

    22. There were some really interesting parts of it, but despite what it said, it did not change my life. Maybe I am *already there*. I doubt it though. One of my major issues with this book was that it pretty much said "you have to reproduce in order to be of any value". Sure that was only a small portion of the book. I am highly unlikely to even be physically able to reproduce, and it actually *happening* seems even more unlikely. So that really *did* hit me very hard in a rather negative way.Sadly [...]

    23. The Invitation offers honest reflections on life designed for sharing. The stumblings, especially in relations with men, bring about big growth for the author. Recommended to read with a highlighter pen in some places--as there were gems of wisdom here I want to reflect upon as a wife, a mother, a sister and daughter. Not that Oriah's message hasn't been said before but no matter how many times authors say it, I'm still in awe when an authentic voice, like Oriah's, can remind me that beauty is a [...]

    24. This book was amazing. I just read it while on vacation in Cali next to the rolling waves, which was a perfect setting. Oriah led me to contemplate my hidden motives and to live in search of life by being true to myself. I've learned lessons in this book that will help meakr decisions for the rest of my life.

    25. I really dug this book in a big wayI think I need to buy my own copy of it. At first it sounded like just another volume of new-agey pap, but Oriah Mountain Dreamer actually had a lot of very intelligent things to say, and called shit where she saw it (which I always respect). She offers very grounded permission for the reader to accept herself, and it turned out to be a comforting read.

    26. I enjoyed this book so much, I bought a dozen and have given them away to various favorite women over the years. Truly made me reconsider many of my choices and the changes since then have all been for the best!

    27. I would have LOVED this book had I read it 3 or more years ago. Now, not so much. But I have to give the author an extra star simply for the fact that she is so incredibly open and honest about herself throughout the entire book.

    28. Absolutely beautiful, uplifting, and inspirational. Much thanks to my friend Rachel for the gift of this book.

    29. I love this book. It will be one of my favourite poems of all time. I can fully resonate with how the authors was feeling through her writings, and why she wrote it. She’s managed to capture how I’ve felt time and again meandering through life, and her wisdom has allowed me to understand and see the things I’ve yet come to know of myself. I feel comforted and a sense of ease that my soul’s path is on track from this reading.

    30. A rainy dayThis book is perfect for a rainy day. A day that forces you to stop. A day when you want to step back from being the person you think you are and contemplate all of life’s lessons that brought you to this rainy day. A day you take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Have I loved well?”

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