Thursday, 26 August 2010

A Timely Post

 I found this on the following blog:
and it  spoke volumes to me, so I offer it to any of you souls suffering in such a way:

Blessing for One who is Exhausted

John O'Donohue

When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic,
Time takes on the
strain until it breaks;
Then all the unattended stress falls in
the mind like an endless, increasing weight,

The light in the
mind becomes dim.
Things you could take in your stride before
become laborsome events of will.

Weariness invades your spirit.
begins falling inside you,
Dragging down every bone.

The ride
you never valued has gone out.
And you are marooned on unsure
Something within you has closed down;
And you cannot push
yourself back to life.

You have been forced to enter empty time.
desire that drove you has relinquished.
There is nothing else to do
now but rest
And patiently learn to receive the self
You have
forsaken for the race of days.

At first your thinking will darken
sadness take over like listless weather.
The flow of unwept tears
will frighten you.

You have traveled too fast over false ground;
your soul has come to take you back.

Take refuge in your senses,
open up
To all the small miracles you rushed through.

inclined to watch the way of rain
When it falls slow and free.

the habit of twilight,
Taking time to open the well of color
fostered the brightness of day.

Draw alongside the silence of
Until its calmness can claim you.
Be excessively gentle with

Stay clear of those vexed in spirit.
Learn to
linger around someone of ease
Who feels they have all the time in the

Gradually, you will return to yourself,
Having learned
a new respect for your heart
And the joy that dwells far within slow

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