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.