by John O'Donohue
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
May you have respect for your individuality and
May you realize that the shape of your soul is
that you have a special destiny here,
that behind the facade 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.
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O’Donohue (Doubleday, 2008)