A Blessing for Old Age

May the light of your soul mind you,

May all of your worry and anxiousness

about becoming old be transfigured.

May you be given a wisdom with the eye of your soul,

to see this beautiful time of harvesting.

May you have the commitment to harvest your life,

to heal what has hurt you, to allow it to

come closer to you and become one with you.

May you have great dignity,

may you have a sense of how free you are,

and above all may you be given the wonderful gift

of meeting the eternal light and beauty

that is within you.

May you be blessed, and may you find a wonderful

love in yourself for yourself.

~ John O’Donohue from Anam Cara, pg 198