A Blessing For Solitude

May you recognize
In your life the presence,
Power, and light of your soul.

May you realize
That you are never alone,
That your soul in its brightness
And belonging
Connects you intimately
With the rhythm of the universe.

May you have respect for your
Individuality and difference.

May you realize
That the shape of your soul is unique,
That you have a special destiny here,
That behind the façade of your life
There is something beautiful
And eternal happening.

May you learn to see your self
With the same delight,
Pride and expectation
With which God sees you in every moment.

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