A New Beginning

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 9

For a New Beginning by John O’Donohue

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you 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 gray 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.

9 Responses

  1. mindy says:

    i’m in tears because, well, you’ll see… xoxoxo

  2. Corinne says:

    Absolutely lovely… what a gorgeous read to start the day with. Talk about a beautiful intention! (came over when Mindy shared your link! What a calm, peaceful space you have!)

    • Meghan says:

      Hi Corinne–Thanks for clicking through from Mindy!! I love new visitors and so appreciate your comment. Glad to help start your day off well. May it be beautiful and full of new beginnings.

  3. Corinna says:

    Oh My Gosh – the flare from the lake in the Pola… dying.

  4. Debra says:

    That Pola is *crazy* good!

  5. I love this. The seduction of safety – ain’t that the truth????

  6. Kim says:

    Love it all Meghan, especially the last paragraph.

  7. Sarah W. says:

    Love! Happy Friday!

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