I love poetry, and John O’Donohue is one of my absolute favorite poets. This particular blessing shown below seems fitting as we begin the new year.
I’m also including my Annual Review & Planner for 2016. I hope you will give yourself the gift of time to fill it out then share your celebrations and intentions with a friend. Goals and intentions are much more likely to happen when you share them with someone. You can also find the Planner on my website under Links & Cool Stuff.
Click this button to view and print the user-friendly 1-page document: Annual Review & Planner 2016
A Blessing for Equilibrium
Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the music of laughter break through your soul.
As the wind wants to make everything dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.
Like the freedom of the monastery bell,
May clarity of mind make your eyes smile.
As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.
As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May a sense of irony give you perspective.
As time remains free of all that it frames,
May fear or worry never put you in chains.
May your prayer of listening deepen enough
To hear in the distance the laughter of God.
~ John O’Donohue ~
Felice Anno Nuovo! And, bessings for a year of equilibrium!