A new year begins…

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Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity by lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of god.

John O’Donohue,
‘To Bless the Space Between Us’


Wishing you a

happy and peaceful New Year.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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41 Responses to A new year begins…

  1. Now the sense of irony brings more perspective.

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  2. Good thoughts for a new year. I am hoping for the best, braced for the worst.


  3. Beautiful thoughts to start the new year with, Sue. Happy New Year 2017 to you and yours. 🙂 — Suzanne


  4. Happy and wise new year to you too, Sue xxx


  5. Ritu says:

    Happy new year dear Sue 😚


  6. quiall says:

    Lovely! May the New Year be kind to us all.


  7. Bernadette says:

    Thanks for sharing the lovely poem. I am going to look for my collection of his poetry and spend some more time with him today.


  8. Helen Jones says:

    A wonderful choice of words to start the year, Sue 🙂 Wishing you a happy and bright 2017 xx


  9. So beautifully and an apt poem on a new year begins and how we need to take all in our stride and be happy and joyful. Great 👍👍👍👍👍👍


  10. Great post to start 2017. Happy New Year.


  11. Mary Smith says:

    Happy New Year to you and yours, Sue.


  12. rijanjks says:

    Happy New Year, Sue!


  13. willowdot21 says:

    Happy New Year Sue thank you for those lovely lines… especially “May your prayer of listening deepen enough “to hear in the depths the laughter of god.”


  14. socialbridge says:

    Lovely Sue. John O’Donohue always makes me feel at home. Happy New Year to you, Nick and Ani.xx


  15. Beautiful poem to start the new year Sue.. xx…


  16. TamrahJo says:

    Happy New Year to You and Yours, Sue! 🙂


  17. rivrvlogr says:

    Happy New Year, Sue!


  18. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful sentiment Sue. Happy New Year! Cheers to that! 🙂 ❤


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