The gift of your presence

Being human is an extraordinary gift, and with it comes the opportunity to be present.

To choose to cultivate our inner and outer being – our soul and our relationships, including our work – because they are inseparable.

Because our presence, in its fullness, is our gift to each other and the difference we seek to make in the place we find ourselves.

So who might you share your gift with today?


Awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.

Have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.

Receive encouragement when new frontiers beckon.

Respond to the call of your gift and the courage to follow its path.

Let the flame of anger free you of all falsity.

May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame.

May anxiety never linger about you.

May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.

Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.

Be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.

+ John O’Donohue from ‘Benedictus: A Book of Blessings’, Bantam Press, 20O7

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