Thursday, 13 December 2012

A blessing

A friend shared this with me. Not written by either him or me but by John O'Donohue. It helps me. It might help you too.



May you be blessed in the holy names

Who without you knowing it

Help to carry and lighten your pain

May you know serenity

When you are called

To enter the house of suffering

May a window of light always surprise you

May you be granted the wisdom

To avoid false resistance

When suffering knocks on the door of your life

May you glimpse it's eventual gifts

May you be able to receive the fruits of suffering

May memory bless and protect you

With the hard earned light of past travail.

To remind you that you have survived before

And though the darkness now is deep

You will soon see the approaching light

May the grace of time heal your wounds

May you know that though the storm might rage

Not a hair of your head will be harmed

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