Thursday, 17 June 2010

A blessing by John O'Donohue

A Blessing
May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work you do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do teh beauty of your own soul.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in bland absences.
May the day never burden.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities, and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered, and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.

John O'Donohue

More from my new For Lovers of God book of poetry. I give thanks for the luminous writing and being of John O'Donohue. As I read this the first time I sensed a deep sadness in myself as I realised how far I am from this ideal ... yet I also recognised how much I want to offer myself and others this blessing. It also helped me to preceive just how very deep the resources of grace are within me and within those around me.
Be blessed, be a blessing ...