For a New Beginning by John O'Donohue

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 grow inside 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 grey 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 clear

You can trust the promise of this opening; 

Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning 

That is 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 that awaits you.