Sanctuary of the Heart

 In Reflections

” In your heart may there be a sanctuary
For the stillness where clarity is born.”
– John O’Donohue, from his blessing For One Who Holds Power

A sanctuary. Doesn’t that sound life-giving right about now? Even though I’ve been more isolated than I care for in the past six months, the intensity of these days has me yearning for a safe place away from worries about the future.

Beautiful landscape with the ancient thracian sanctuary Beglik Tash in Bulgaria

John O’Donohue reminds me that this beautiful place of healing stillness can be found within the heart simply by placing our attention there and sitting in silence. And, in his guest reflection below, Rich Lewis speaks to the blessing of silence in Centering Prayer.

This image from the Thracian Sanctuary in Bulgaria spoke to me as a place to rest in stillness surrounded by the wisdom of the stones and trees. I’ll be imagining myself there in my meditations. What does the sanctuary in your heart look like?

May you find the sanctuary in your heart and may it bring you peace and clarity.

P.S. Speaking of sanctuary…I know Sharon Dunn will co-create with attendees a space of soul-nourishing sanctuary this Saturday during the Women’s virtual retreat. Please consider joining her. Click here for Details.

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