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For A New Beginning by John O’Donohue

For A New Beginning by John O’Donohue

For A New Beginning by John O’Donohue


In out-of-the-way places of the heart,

Where your thoughts never think to wander,

This beginning has been quietly forming,

Waiting until you were ready to emerge.


For a long time it has watched your desire,

Feeling the emptiness growing inside of you,

Noticing how you willed yourself on,

Still unable to leave what you had outgrown


It watched you play with seduction of safety

And the gray promises that sameness whispered,

Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,

Wondered would you always live like this.


Then the delight when your courage kindled,

And out of you step on to new ground

your eyes young again with energy and dream,

A path of plentitude opening before you.


Though your destination is not yet clear

You can trust the promise of this opening;

Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning

That is one with your life’s desire.


Awaking your spiritual adventure;

Hold nothing back, Learn to find easy risk;

Soon you’ll be home in a new rhythm,

For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

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