Entering the day

We awaken and return to the world when the colours return at dawn. There is is a beautiful word in Irish for this: luisne – the first blush of light before dawn breaks.*
(John O’Donohue)

The action in a universe of possibility may be characterised as generative, or giving, in all sense of that word – producing new life, creating new ideas, consciously endowing with meaning, contributing, yielding to the power of contexts. The relationship between people and environments is highlighted, not the people and the things themselves. Emotions that are relegated to the special category of spirituality or abundant hero: joy, grace, awe, wholeness, passion, and compassion.**
(Ben and Roz Zander)

I enter the day:
its newness and freshness,
its skies, blueness and cloud,
its stillness and busyness,
its silence and noisiness,
its trees and pavements,
its doing and being;
taking only my openness –
I do not know what I will find,
or what will find me.

*From John O’Donohue’s Divine Beauty;
**From Benjamin and Rosamund Zander’s The Art of Possibility.

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