Love Note:  A Blessing for Equilibrium

Hello Dear Ones,

The image you see in today’s message attracted me because I suspect that it depicts the inner experience that some of us are having during these days of isolation.   There is beauty, strength and some light, and there is also an element of solitude, and grayness that might hint of loneliness.  These days of lockdown have the potential to bring such emotional undercurrents, some even simultaneously.

In addition to the image, poet John O’Donohue’s words also mirror these times for me.  Many of us have come home, and hopefully the music of laughter is helping to brighten our less-filled days.  As we have mentioned many times in these last weeks, I hope that clarity of mind, born of silence and time, quells the fears that may creep into our hearts as we continue to hear of the struggles and illness of multitudes of people, including now some within our own First Unitarian family.

Indeed, may our prayers of listening be deep enough for us to hear divine whisperings that beckon equilibrium in unsettled times.

Sending blessings and peace,

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