Monday, April 27, 2009

The light of your soul

I discovered John O'Donohue during one of my many trips back to Ireland where I once had the delightful privilege of living. It saddens me that I never got to hear him in person before his untimely death. But I have some of his tapes. They are all such an extraordinary celebration of life!

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 the bland absences.
May the day never burden you.
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.

I love the line, "May you be present in what you do." Clearly the words of a contemplative, a meditator.


  1. I was privileged to have a day long workshop with John O"Donohue about 10 years ago in Northern California. He was a total delight. Thank you for bringing him to us through your blog.

    annie c.

  2. I get it, Aqua Firefly. I love everything I've ever read of his.

    How WONDERFUL, Annie, that you were able to hear him in person!

  3. truly glorious! and i'm going to ireland in october - lucky me!

  4. Oh, Roberta, are you going to the Spiritual Directors International conference?

    I'm trying to figure out a way to get there! :-)

  5. YES I AM~ I hope you can go - would LOVE to finally meet you & what a place to be together!


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