June 4, 2012


In this our busy world surrounded by people and sound and communications and media, 
it is hard to remember the basic need and importance of solitude.  
It is a gift we need to respect in ourselves and in others.

Blessing of Solitude

-John O'Donohue

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 you 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.