Tuesday Meditation: Beauty Blessing

Thanks for joining me for day two of my Eco-Spirituality class project. Lectio Divina typically involves reading the same text several times, so the three meditations return us to the daily poem. Sharing the text via social media is a modern form of the ancient community practice.

A Beauty Blessing
by John O’Donohue from his book Divine Beauty

As stillness in stone to silence is wed
May your heart be somewhere a God might dwell.

As a river flows in ideal sequence
May your soul discover time in presence.

As the moon absolves the dark of resistance
May thought-light console your mind with brightness.

As the breath of light awakens colour
May the dawn anoint your eyes with wonder.

As spring rain softens the earth with surprise
May your winter places be kissed by light.

As the ocean dreams to the joy of dance
May the grace of change bring you elegance.

As clay anchors a tree in light and wind
May your outer life grow from peace within.

As twilight fills night with bright horizons
May beauty await you at home beyond.

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