Resting in balance

Posted: 11th September 2020

‘For Equilibrium’.

We would like to share with you the following words, an oasis of grace in these turbulent days.  It is from John O’Donohue’s inspirational book,  ‘Benedictus, A Book of Blessings’ and is entitled ‘For Equilibrium’. 

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,

May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

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As the wind loves to call things to dance,

May your gravity be lightened by grace.

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Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,

May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

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As water takes whatever shape it is in,

So free may you be about who you become.

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As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,

May your sense of irony bring perspective.

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As time remains free of all that it frames,

May your mind stay clear of all it names.

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May your prayer of listening deepen enough

To hear in the depths the laughter of God.

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John O’Donohue

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