A Blessing of Solitude

There is a certain beauty to the art of blessing.  Blessing comes from the many headwaters that have fed into your life so that you can draw from the “now” moment of giving from a river – “like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land,” says Proverbs 25:25.

This blessing from John O’Donahue ends with a profound insight about the nature of God

May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.

This speaks to my lifelong desire to decipher the enigma of our worth to the One who made us for Himself.  Enjoy, and may you bless others with this, even as I was.

A Blessing of Solitude, by John O’Donohue

May you recognize in your life the presence, power and light of your soul.

May you realise that you are never alone, that your soul in its brightness and belonging connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.

May you have respect for your own individuality and difference.

May you realise that the shape of your soul is unique, that you have a special destiny here,
that behind the façade of your life there is something beautiful, good, and eternal happening.

May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.

Thanks for my friend Bob T. who sent this as a blessing for the new year.


About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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4 Responses to A Blessing of Solitude

  1. apriltulip says:

    What a lovely blessing. Thanks for sharing. I found it very uplifting.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dr. J says:

    The photo and the sentiments expressed in this post are exquisite. I am deeply touched. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

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