Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A Blessing of Solitude

A friend asked me this morning if he could borrow the book Anam Cara by John Donohue and while perusing the pages for places i've marked, I came across this poem...(i was also moved by another line in the book "to be born is to be chosen")..

May you recognize in your life the presence, power, and light of your soul.
May you realize that you are never alone,
that your soul in its brightness and belonging connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.
May you have respect for your own individuality and difference.
May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique,
that you have a special destiny here, that behind the facade of your life there is something beautiful, good, and eternal happening.
May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride, and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O'Donohue, page 125

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