Saturday, March 20, 2010


"Receive instead of plan."

A Course of Love

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bennacht (Blessing)

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.

And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

John O'Donohue, from Echoes of Memory)

Quote from "Self-Reliance" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty."

Monday, March 15, 2010

God and Reality - from Love Without End

You can see that it would be a mistake to look for your purpose outside yourself. Your purpose will not be at the end of a long adventure. It will be found in the way you engage with the adventure. Your purpose will not be found at the end of an inspiring seminar. It will be found in that which drew you to the seminar in the first place and the way in which you made a contribution to it.

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