John O’Donahue – A Celtic Blessing for Leaders – dedicated to a special friend

John O’Donahue – A Blessing for Leaders

May you have the grace and wisdom to act kindly,
learning to distinguish between what is personal and what is not.
May you be hospitable to criticism.
May you never put yourself at the centre of things.
May you act not from arrogance but out of service.

May you work on yourself, building up and refining the ways of your mind.
May those who work for you know you see and respect them.
May you learn to cultivate the art of presence in order to engage with those who meet you. Continue reading “John O’Donahue – A Celtic Blessing for Leaders – dedicated to a special friend”

John O’Donahue – A Blessing of Solitude

John O’Donahue – Celtic Blessing

This week’s radio programme On Being, by Krista Tippett, is dedicated to the Irish poet John O’Donahue and is titled ‘The Inner Landscape of Beauty‘. I have listened with fascination the interview, from which the poem/blessing above was extracted. I believe it is worth giving an hour for this. Continue reading “John O’Donahue – Celtic Blessing”