Blessing #12: A Blessing for Longing

 "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 something safe. 

 

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 the 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 your heart never be haunted

by ghost-structures of old damage. 

 

May you come to accept your

longing as divine urgency. 

 

May you know the urgency

with which God longs for you."