Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

This is the time to be slow…
Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.

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

Notes: Poem via MindfulBalance. Photo: “I am curious” by Olafur Eliasson (via thisisnthappiness)


  1. Bless the wisdom he has left us!

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  2. ‘the wire brush of doubt’ – one that many of has dealt with firsthand. just move it aside and go.

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  3. What a wonderful way to start a week, with O’Donohue’s soothing words. The balm for that brush….

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  4. Waiting for the air to be kind. This wire brush is relentless.

    Hhhmmm, not your typical Monday morning wake up call post!!!

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  5. That wire brush of doubt is mighty strong
    That air needs to be kind.

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  6. This is beautiful. Timing is perfect. I’ll be sharing the poem/prayer.
    Thank you friend.

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  7. Oh yes!! This is so lovely and timely, David! Just what I need to take in today. “Blushed with beginning.” Lovely! Yes, thank you as always.

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  8. Ahhhh. Breathing a sigh of contentment.

    John O’Donohue on a misty Monday morning.

    It doesn’t get much better.

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  9. Gawd, I hope so, Mister O’Donohue. (Such rare Holy-Family-soft value-(re)affirming presence in an often hard and demeaning world is why I love the Irish, Irish poets, and Irish priests.) (And Mary Oliver.)

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  10. Oh, boy! What a perfect post to come to this morning upon my return from that wall I hit.

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  11. Another bloody great post this morning

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