This Is The Time To Be Slow: Words from John O’Donohue

Apr 2, 2020


“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.”

For reflection in solitude or in the (probably virtual, yes?) company of others: What doubts are challenging you now? What might the “fresh pastures of promise” feel like, physically and emotionally? How can you keep faith that “time will come good”?