Happy New Year!

I LOVE this time of the year – a fresh new daybook – fresh new goals – how great! I am sharing one of my favourite poets John O’Donahue from his book, “Bless the Space Between Us”. I hope it will inspire you.

For a New Beginning…
In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until your were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the grey promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.
Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.
Use one or two of these questions to inspire you – What part of this poem speaks to you? How has safety held you back this past year? What have you outgrown? What part of your life do you want to awaken to adventure? Where have you seen yourself be courageous? And much more… Journal away!
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Author: Lynda Chalmers

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