I have found offering the usual words at Christmas really difficult this year, with everyone in such different circumstances. So before signing off for this year, here is perhaps one of the loveliest blessings I know…
‘May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.
May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.
May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path.
May the flame of anger free you from falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.
May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.’
John O’Donohue, A Blessing, Eternal Echoes
See you next year! Xxx