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A Blessing of Solitude

A Blessing of Solitude
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 universe.
May you have respect for your own individuality and difference.
May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique,
that you have a special destiny here,
that behind the facade of your life there is something
beautiful, good, and eternal happening.
May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride,
and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.


9 thoughts on “A Blessing of Solitude

  1. This is beautiful and a perfect prayer for all those starting school and for all those left behind at home alone. I hope you don’t mind if I re-blog this. Peace, Grace and Blessings, dear Theresa.

    • John O’Donohue is a favorite of mine and I’m glad you liked this. You’ll find several of his works under the “Blessings” category on my blog. I am grateful for your re-blog.

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    • I love his works as well. If you look under the category “Blessings,” there are a few more by John O’Donohue. Enjoy, and thank you for reading and commenting.

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