The sound of words has entranced me ever since especially when spoken by a voice understanding the rhythms and internal essence. A few years ago I picked up a book that similarly entranced me and led me into a deep, mystic world. John O’Donohue the Irish priest, poet, teacher, mystic and storyteller.
I can pick up any of his books, open it at any page and find solace, excitement or a door into a deeper understanding of life. His Celtic tradition informs everything he writes. I find precise beauty and wisdom beyond anything I can manage.
There’s a poem in Anam Cara about heartful work. Called A Blessing it beckons us to a deeper understanding of what the work of our heart and soul should be. The whole poem should be read together but here are two lines which spoke to me on first reading and still do on every re-reading.
‘May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.’
What a wonderful two lines to ponder and reflect on.
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