You will find me frequently quoting from the writings of John O’Donohue, an Irish poet/priest, whose words always cause me to go deeper.  This timely (or rather timeless) selection comes from his final book, Benedictus – A Blessing.  Thanks to a dear friend, Vi, for reminding me of it.

This is the time to be slow

Lie low on the wall

Until the bitter weather passes.

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.

If you remain generous,

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.