836. May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own being. ~John O’Donohue

When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic,
And all the madness and stress of life fall in
On the mind like an endless, increasing weight,
The light in the mind grows dimmer and dimmer
And weariness invades the body and spirit.

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It is time then for your soul to take you back
Into the “quiet immensity of your own being”
Where you can take refuge in your senses,
And notice all the small miracles you rushed through,
Miracles meant to clarify and soothe your soul.
It is time to watch the way of rain
When it falls through space, slow and free.
It is time to imitate the habit of twilight at day’s end
And in so doing open up the well of color
That fosters the brightness and beauty of the day.
It is time to be excessively generous with yourself
So that gradually, you can “awaken to the mystery of being here.”
And afterward having learned a new respect for your heart
It is time to seek the joy that dwells far within slow time.
Thus will you find peace in mind and body, temple of the Holy Spirit.
~Both passages are edited and adapted excerpts from John O’Donohue

We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. ~1 Corinthians 2:6-7 ✝

**Image via Pinterest and texts added by Natalie

17 thoughts on “836. May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own being. ~John O’Donohue

  1. Beautiful Natalie. I can see I must read John O’Donohue. This speaks to a place deep inside me, as does everything you post. Do you read my mind? Thank you for this one especially. Hugs.

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    • Oh, Angie, if you look for a book by O’Donohue, see if you can find his book, BLESS THE SPACE BETWEEN US. I just love his work and that one is so full of his wonderful blessings. I’m so glad you enjoyed my post and that it touched that deep place inside. He always touches that place in me too. So it is he that’s reading both our minds I think. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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