Blessed be the longing that brought you here
And quickens your soul with wonder.
May you have the courage to listen to
the voice of Desire
That disturbs you when you have settled for some-
May you have the wisdom to enter generously
Into your own unease
To discover the new direction
your longing wants you to take.
May the forms of your belonging-
in love, creativity, and friendship-
Be equal to the grandeur and call of your soul.
May the one you long for long for you.
May your dreams gradually reveal
the destination of your desire.
May a secret Providence guide your thought and
Nurture your feeling.
May your mind inhabit your life with the sureness
With which your body inhabits the world.
May I have the courage today
to live the life that I would love,
to postpone my dream no longer.
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.