Blessing #24: A Blessing for Retirement

"This is where your life has arrived, 

After all the years of effort and toil; 

Look back

with graciousness and thanks

On all your great

and quiet achievements. 


You stand on the shore

of a new invitation

To open your life

to what is left undone; 

Let  your heart enjoy

a different rhythm

When drawn to the wonder

of other horizons. 


Have the courage

for a new approach to time; 

Allow it to slow until you find freedom

To draw alongside the mystery you hold

And befriend your own beauty of soul. 


Now is the time to enjoy your heart's desire, 

To live the dreams you've waited or, 

To awaken the depths beyond your work

And enter into your infinite source."