When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

~ Kahlil Gibran, from"The Prophet"

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Erin Go Bragh

May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work that you do
with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light
and renewal to those who work with you
and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of
refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in bland absences.
May the day never burden.
May dawn find you awake and alert,
approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.

-John O'Donohue
(© John O’Donohue. All rights reserved.)

Peace to all on St. Patrick's Day from this Irish lass!


  1. potts, this blessing speaks to me in a deeper and more inspiring way this year. i think i'll print this post out on paper and put it in a frame! my "e" goes with me today, and every day. miss you.
    xoxoxox reed

    (remember the shamrock wreath across the street? snort!)

  2. And one of my favorites on this lovely day for the Irish:

    May the road rise to meet you,
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    The rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

    From Big E