This day – do not waste the invitations

We often rush through a day – preoccupied with the practical things that need to get done – that we do not have time to celebrate:

A journey can become a sacred thing:

Make sure, before you go, to take the time
To bless your going forth,
To free your heart of ballast
So that the compass of your soul
Might direct you toward the territories of spirit
Where you will discover more of your hidden life,
And the urgencies that deserve to claim you

May you travel in an awakened way,
Gathered wisely into your inner ground;
That you may not waste the invitations
Which wait along the way to transform you.

John O Donohue, For the Traveler

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