Blessing #15: A Blessing for a New Position

"May your new work excite your heart, 

Kindle in your mind a creativity

To journey beyond the old limits

Of all that has become wearisome. 


May this work challenge you toward

New frontiers that will emerge

As you begin to approach them, 

Calling forth from you the full force

And depth of your undiscovered gifts. 


May the work fit the rhythms of your soul, 

Enabling you to draw from the invisible

New ideas and a vision that will inspire. 


Remember to be kind

To those who work for you, 

Endeavor to remain aware

Of the quiet world

That lives behind each face. 


Be fair in your expectations, 

Compassionate in your criticism. 

May you have the grace of encouragement

To awaken the gift in the other's heart, 

Building in them the confidence

To follow the call of the gift. 


May you come to know that work

Which emerges from the mind of love

Will have beauty and form. 


May this new work be worthy

Of the energy of your heart

And the light of your thought. 


May your work assume

A proper space in your life; 

Instead of owning or using you, 

May it challenge and refine you,  

Bringing you every day further

Into the wonder of your heart."