Time To Be Slow

This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart

All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.

John O’Donohue

Yes. I realize this wisdom from John has been shared widely of late. But there is just so much here to take on board, as is so often the case with his writing. 

We are indeed hunkered down behind a wall waiting for this bitter weather to pass. And in this country it’s not just about COVID19. There are dark storms raging. It’s so important that we don’t doubt ourselves individually and collectively. It’s so important that we continue to nurture the essential light we hold and have faith that most Americans continue to hold the values of compassion and justice and generosity. That in this time of hunkering and cocooning, our contemplations and introspections lead us home to our higher nature and to the aspiration that, rooted in this foundation of our common and shared values, we can and will shape a new future. Together. 

I hear this narrative growing. It’s a song of great hope.

Judith – judith@stonefires.com