Steven of The Golden Fish
recently talked about a meme
in which he decided to participate,
one in which the assignment was to choose a book,
turn to page 161,
find the fifth complete sentence
and cite it on your blog.
He'd been tagged by The Road Less Traveled
who referred back to someone named Susan
at Stony River Farm, who had tagged her,
you can see
it can get
complicated in this blog world
trying to figure out
where a good idea
(But it's fun to follow the trail,
visiting places you've never gone.)
Deciding to play along,
though I hadn't been tagged,
I chose a book of blessings
by the late John O'Donohue
called To Bless the Space Between Us.
Here's what I found.
So at the end of this day, we give thanks
For being betrothed to the unknown
And for the secret work
Through which the mind of the day
And wisdom of the soul become one.
"At the End of the Day" copyright 2009 Meri Arnett-Kremian
How many of us fight the uncertainty of not knowing,
rather than just accept the disquiet and ambiguity?
The vast majority, I suspect.
Most people seek certainty, not mystery.
How many of us
are evolved enough
to give thanks
for the chaos of
But think of it:
how amazing that your soul and mind collaborate
to meld your daily thoughts
with the wisdom of your soul.
the gift of gold
if only you're willing to accept it
with hands and heart wide open
and offer blessings
for everything that comes your way.