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For Equilibrium by John O’Donohue

A poem for equilibrium in life love and spirit

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,

May the release of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance,

May your gravity be lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,

May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

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 is said,

May your sense of irony bring perspective.


As time remains free of all that it frames,

May your mind stay clear of all that it names.

May your prayer of listening deepened enough

To hear in the depths the laughter of God.


– John O’Donohue

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