by John O’ Donohue
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
That disturbs you when you have settled for something safe.
May you have the wisdom to enter generously into
your own unease
To discover the new direction your longing wants
you to take.
May the forms of your belonging–in love, creativity,
Be equal to the grandeur and the call of your own soul.
May the one you long for long for you.
May your dreams gradually reveal the destination of
May a secret Providence guide your thought and
nurture you’re feeling.
May your mind inhabit your life with the sureness
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
May you know the urgency with which God longs
You can find this in the collection To Bless the Space Between Us.