For Solitude

Glastonbury hermitage, Ellenborough, NSW
Glastonbury hermitage, Ellenborough, NSW

May you recognize in your life the presence,
Power and light of your soul.

May you realize that you are never alone,
That your soul in its brightness and belonging
Connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.

May you have respect for your individuality and difference.

May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique,
That you have a special destiny here,
That behind the façade of your life
There is something beautiful and eternal happening.

May you learn to see your self
With the same delight,
Pride and expectation
With which God sees you in every moment.

Benedictus: A Book of Blessings., by John O’Donohue, Bantam Press, London, 2007. p.127