339. …Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ~Mary Oliver
I head home in few minutes and Mary Oliver’s wonderful quote makes sense. It is not a certainty, but by being present we can see into the dim light more easily and accept what we encounter.
Blessed be the longing that brought you here
and that quickens your soul with wonder.
May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses each day.
May your days bring you quiet miracles that seek no attention.
If difficulties arise, and they will, may you be consoled
in the secret sympathy of your soul.
May you experience all your days as a sacred gift
woven around the heart of God.
May you live always in the neighborhood of love
and in awe of the mystery of being here.
May the frames of your belonging
be large enough for the dreams of your soul.
May you arise each day with a voice of blessing
whispering in your heart that something good is going to happen.
May you know today and always that you are ever embraced
in the kind circle of God.
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Thank you so much for the reblog! Blessings, Natalie 🙂
You are welcome Natalie. I love to share Mary Oliver’s poetry and quotes. I noticed you posted her poem, What Have I Learned so Far.
I bought one of her poetry books and just love to use hers from time to time. There are all so good! Thanks for introducing me to her. 🙂
You are welcome. I have several of her books and each time I read a poem I read it anew. She has such a masterful way with words and silence.
Yes she does for sure! 🙂