At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Monday, January 24

A New Week

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life's desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

~ John O'Donohue ~


A mermaid in the attic said...

Perfect Claire, I think this will be one for my pinboard. And it fits so perfectly with the conversation Terri Windling has been having about inspiration and finding your own voice, and not being afraid. All things I need to keep telling myself!

poppy m said...

Loved this one Claire. So apt. Just caught part of a "Grand Designs" programme & thought of our church madness. I was torn between "way too difficult" & "hard but not impossible". I cant see how we are going to get from ruins-to-home but I am sure we'll get at least somewhere along the path!