For Longing – a blessing by John O’Donohue :: soul calm {22/31}

A blessing for you. This is in the book called “To Bless the Space Between Us” by John o’Donohue.  May it speak to your empty places. 

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“For Longing.

“Blessed be the longing that brought you here 

And quickens your soul with wonder.

May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire

That disturbs you when you have settled for something safe.
May you have the wisdom to enter generously into your own unease

To discoveer the new direction your longing wants you to take.

May the forms of your belonging – in love, creativity, and friendship – 

Be equal to the grandeur and call of your soul. 

May the one you long for long for you. 

May your dreams gradually reveal the destination of your desire. 

Maya  secret providence guide your thought and nurture your feeling, 

May your mind inhabit your life with which your body inhabits the world. 

May your heart never be haunted by ghost structures of old damage.
May you come to accept your longing as divine urgency. 

May you know the urgency with which God longs for you. ”

(Found on page 35)


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I am blogging everyday this October on the theme of Soul Calm. I want to take the dust of the day and sift it through my fingers. I want to see beauty, drink peace, and rest in calm assurance. Let the dust drift away, seen and unseen, beautiful, maybe, but not mine to keep. I hope it blesses you. You can find the collection of Soul Calm posts here:

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