Sharing inspiration (2) 'This is the time to be slow'

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Published by Louise Adey Huish on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00
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John O' Donohue was an Irish poet, author, priest and Hegelian philosopher. As an author he is best known for popularizing Celtic spirituality. This is taken from his book 'Benedictus' and was also shared with me via email.

This is the time to be slow,

Lie low to the wall

Until the bitter weather passes.


Try, as best you can, not to let

The wire brush of doubt

Scrape from your heart

All sense of yourself

And your hesitant light.


If you remain generous,

Time will come good;

And you will find your feet

Again on fresh pastures of promise

Where the air will be kind

And blushed with beginning.



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