Monday, March 17, 2008

For St. Patrick's Day - A Blessing

May you listen to your longing to be free.
May the frames of your belonging be large enough for the dreams of your soul.
May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart...something good is going to happen to you.
May you find harmony between your soul and your life.
May the mansion of your soul never become a haunted place.
May you know the eternal longing that lies at the heart of time.
May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.
May you never place walls between the light and yourself.
May you be set free from the prisons of guilt, fear, disappointment and despair.
May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you, mind you, and embrace you in belonging.

John O'Donahoe

7 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

Beautiful photo, and lovely sentiments!

Suzanne said...

Cate, I felt so much joy when I saw that photo -- it's gorgeous and the blessings lovely. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Dear Cate,
Thank you for these words, they are truly beautiful.
Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Lots of love.
Louise

Maithri said...

John O'Donohue is my absolute favourite... thank you for sharing these words here...

With love to you,

M

Wendi said...

Beautiful photo, beautiful words. Thanks for sharing. ;-)

KerrdeLune said...

On the surface of it, today's image was a rather odd choice, but I was thinking of another poem by John O'Donohoe when I started out this morning, and this golden river was perfect for it:

I would love to live
like a river flowing
carried by the surprise
of its own unfolding

John O'Donohue

Shelli said...

Thank you.