A New Beginning

Well, here it is, the first week of the new year under our belts. May this poem serve to carry you into any new beginnings that are gathering force.

‘Temple of My Heart’s Desire’ by Randi Casenza, 24″ diameter mosaic mandala made in ‘Mosaics from the Mind’s Eye‘ course, 2008

For a New Beginning

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,
Noticing 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 your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young 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 your soul senses the world awaits you.


By John O’Donohue, from his book, “Bless this Space Between Us”.

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