A Blessing for Equilibrium


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

As the wind wants to make everything dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.

Like the freedom of the monastery bell,
May clarity of mind make your eyes smile.

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

As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May a sense of irony give you perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May fear or worry never put you in chains.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
To hear in the distance the laughter of God.

John O’Donohue

(Benedictus – A Book of Blessings)



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  1. I never heard this before. Since I am a pretty intense person, constantly seeking balance in my life, this blessing truly resonates. Remembering the equilibrium that naturally exists in the universe might reinforce the possibility of it in my own life. Thanks.

    • I hope it helps.
      Does anyone consistently find balance?

  2. thanksssssssssssssssss…

  3. Lovely!
    Thank you for this. I don’t know which lines I like the best but at this moment, I think I hear my personal monastery bell…


    • So glad you liked it. And thanks for reading. I hope you’re feeling okay. Do you know the book “Broken Body, Healing Spirit” by Mary Earle?

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