Monday, March 30, 2009

Blog Reader's Anthem

In response to my post about my PTSD healing anthem, a Parasites of the Mind fan emailed me her healing anthem: this poem, 'Blessing' by John O'Donohue, the Irish poet/writer.

I like its quiet serenity, its sense of optimism, and its use of the word 'grace', which is tough to have in healing but such a wonderful quality for us to strive to possess.

I also really resonate with the idea that we feel free about whom we might become. Because we can choose to become anyone... Yes....


Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the gentle voice of God.

Take a look at the comments to the original post for other reader anthem responses. And then add your own!

(Photo: alfanhui)

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