Time to Be Slow

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This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.

– John O’Donohue –
To Bless the Space Between Us, 2008

Author: Katharine Weinmann

attending to the inner life to live and lead with kindness, clarity and wisdom; writing to find the beauty in her wabi sabi life

2 thoughts on “Time to Be Slow”

  1. What a gift to receive these words. What a gift in poetry. What a gift in the midst of the storm to know that beauty is always there… always. What a generous gift we live. I hope we remember this. ❤

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