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a blessing for equilibrium

A BLESSING FOR EQUILIBRIUM
by John O’Donohue
from Benedictus – A Book of Blessings

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the music of laughter break through your soul.

As the wind wants to make everything dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.

Like the freedom of the monastery bell,
May clarity of mind make your eyes smile.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May a sense of irony give you perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May fear or worry never put you in chains.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
To hear in the distance the laughter of God.

John O’Donohue believed that “we do not always know who among us is suffering some unnameable torment, nor who is rejoicing at the blessing of a lifetime.” [from his friend Gareth Higgins’ website]

We all have hidden sorrows, concerns, and joys; we are all in this together. 

We are all in this together.

I wish my friends, my acquaintances, and those whom I don’t (yet)  know – blessings.

blessings for equilibrium

 

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