Putting on…

Or more properly, cultivating from within…

Over the last few days, I’ve been so aware of what we need to let go of in order to move forward. What would stop us from healthily stepping out of our comfort zone.

However, I’d lost sight of what we also need to bring with us. And more especially what we need to cultivate from within, if we are going to create the change we are seeking to make.

It’s no use getting unshackled from the stuff that would hold us down if we don’t also renew our spirit. Because it’s not facts or willpower that make good change happen.

These lovely phrases in another John O’Donohue poetic blessing are currently feeding my soul:

May you come to know that work
Which emerges from the mind of love
Will have beauty and form.

May the new work be worthy
Of the energy of your heart
And the light of your thought.

John O’Donohue For a new position, from Benedictus