Happy New Year and Happy Epiphany!
How do you feel about stepping into the New Year? Do you have things you want to try or do you sense a tugging at your soul to open up to something new? Take a listen to this 4.5 ish minute audio as Paula shares with us one of her favorite John O'Donahue poems.
A NEW BEGINNING by John O'Donahue
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,
Noting how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the 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 courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes youg again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude 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 at one with your life's desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For you soul senses the world that awaits you.