This April during the last 16 days of the month, many people will be practicing their traditions of worship. It is a time of reflection of who they are, how they relate to people in their community and the world at large. Reflection takes place to recognize shortcomings and how to define a place in their life with humility and courage. The Poet John O’Donohue explains the beauty of self-transformation by describing how we change without knowing we have it within ourselves to do so:
FOR PRESENCE – 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 own senses.
Receive encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
Respond to the call of your gift and the courage to follow it’s path.
Let the flame of anger free you of all falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame.
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.
Enjoy yourself as your reflection of who You Choose to be Known As results in a positive experience for you in your business and personal life! Happy Holiday to those of you who are celebrating! Here follows an anagram to consider during this Holiday:
E asy to gaze out the window
T rying to forget incivility.
H ow we handle the self-managed situation
C omforting to those involved.
S o why don’t we self-manage more often? ©Jo Ann M. Radja
The above poem by Poet John O’Donahue can be found on page 42 of the book, Bless the Space Between Us, ©2008 by John ODonahue, published by DOUBLEDAY.
The above Blog was originally published by LinkedIn on April 17, 2019 under the title, “Reflections. . . April, 2019.”