Friday, June 13, 2014

A Father's Day Blessing

"Moynahan Men" study
Artist: Cindi Moynahan-Foreman
My heart is filled with such gratitude
to have these two wonderful men in my life.

 Bless the Space Between Us

There is a quiet light that shines in every heart. 
It draws no attention to itself,
though it is always secretly there. 

It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty, 
our desire to seek possibility,
and our hearts to love life.

Without this subtle quickening 
our days would be empty and wearisome,
and no horizon would ever awaken our longing. 

Our passion for life is quietly sustained 
from somewhere in us 
that is welded to the energy and excitement of life. 

This shy inner light is what enables us
 to recognize and receive our very presence here as blessing. 

We enter the world as strangers 
who all at once become heirs 
to a harvest of memory,spirit,and dream
 that has long preceded us 
and will now enfold, nourish, and sustain us. 

The gift of the world is our first blessing. 

The opening paragraph of the book 
"To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings" 
 John O'Donohue

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