May your gravity be lightened by grace

dancer in wind gif

For Equilibrium, a Blessing:

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity by lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

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 your sense of irony bring perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of god.”

― John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings


John O’Donohue (1 January 1956 – 4 January 2008) was an Irish poet, author, priest, and Hegelian philosopher. He was a native Irish speaker, and as an author is best known for popularizing Celtic spirituality.  O’Donohue said: “Part of understanding the notion of Justice is to recognize the disproportions among which we live…it takes an awful lot of living with the powerless to really understand what it is like to be powerless, to have your voice, thoughts, ideas and concerns count for very little. We, who have been given much, whose voices can be heard, have a great duty and responsibility to make our voices heard with absolute integrity for those who are powerless.


Sources: Image – Thank you Anake Goodall. O’Donohue Blessing: Good Reads. O’Donohue Bio: Wiki.

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Comments

  1. so beautiful… Thank you dear David, love, nia

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  2. What magic enveloped me as I read this. A perfect Sunday morning to you.

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  3. And a magical Sunday St Patrick’s Day morning to you David! This is amazing! 🙂

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  4. Just beautiful.

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  5. Exquisite David! A friend gave me a book of O’Donohue’s blessings a few years back and I refer to it frequently. The visual pairing is perfect with the blessing you chose. ALL blessings to you, pal…. 🙂

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  6. Makere Stewart-Harawira says:

    Thank you David for this morning beauty. He is one of my favourite authors, much missed. The image is stunning…

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  7. Reblogged this on Wholeheartedness.

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  8. I adore the whole Celtic spirituality thing. In my mind, it’s source springs from the point where Christianity first met paganism and managed not to stomp on it, but transform it. We’ve had every home we’ve lived in blessed using St Brigid’s prayer.

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  9. Thank you for this beautiful blessing!

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  10. A wonderful inspiration for the day…nice touch on the green on your page today, too! 🙂

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  11. What a lovely gif!! 😀

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  12. She must be made of rubber.

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  13. This is really gorgeous to watch. 🙂

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  14. Love it, it’s gorgeous – image, words and meaning. And, the green background for the day, nice touch!

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  15. Reblogged this on Teacher as Transformer and commented:
    This is a beautiful poem. Silence is a time of letting go and just being. It is a good way to begin the week, the day, and end them, as well.

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  16. Very thoughtful and serene. Definitely gives us an opportunity to reflect and make an effort to find some inner peace in this restless and unpeaceful world. Many thanks !

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  17. Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

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  18. Lovely poetry! John o’Donohue is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing this!

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  19. I like it!
    Russ

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  20. LOVE THIS!!

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  21. Reblogged this on eyesOfOdysseus and commented:
    its times like this that i reblogggg 🙂

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  22. The poem is so beautiful. Thanks Dave for sharing a wonderful poem.

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  23. Amazing! Thank you, David! 🙂

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  24. Reblogged this on Power of Positive Thoughts and commented:
    This is the most beautiful poem I have ever read! 🙂

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  25. Amazing image!

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