Thursday, November 27, 2008

For Presence


"Awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.Have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.Receive encouragement when new frontiers beckon.Respond to the call of your gift and the courage to follow its path.Let the flame of anger free you of all falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame.May anxiety never linger about you.May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.Be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder."

-John O'Donohue,
"To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings"

(credit for poem source goes to Lucy)

3 comments:

Yolanda said...

Such moving words.Thanks for sharing them.

lucy said...

thanks for the credit :-)

i love o'donohue's words and the photo is beautiful.

His Girl Friday said...

I really liked the poem; perhaps I'll even get his book.

The photo was taken earlier this year in a meadow with a stream, near Bishop, CA (we had to dodge the cattle! ;))