may you never become lost in bland absences

Going through some old journals this weekend, I found one within which I had transcribed this blessing - attributed to John O'Donohue, from his book, 'Anam Cara'*

anam cara quote


It reads,

"May the light of your soul guide you ~ May the light of your soul bless the work you do with the secret love and warmth of your heart ~ May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul ~ May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those who work with you and to those who see and receive your work ~ May your work never weary you ~ May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement ~ May you be present in what you do ~ May you never become lost in bland absences ~ May the day never burden ~ May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities and promises ~ May evening find you gracious and fulfilled ~ May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected

May your soul calm, console and renew you."


* "Anam cara", according to O'Donohue, is Gaelic for "soul friend". This book sat on my shelf for a number of years before I finally heard its whisper to open it up.

I'm glad I finally did.