A friend recently shared this Apache blessing with me. He’s a thoughtful friend, who has been through a few careers. I love him for his clarity and simplicity.
May the sun bring you new energy by day;
may the moon softly restore you by night;
may the rain wash away your worries;
may the breeze blow new strength into your being.
When I let myself wonder about the deep layers of work that many of us are doing together, “blessing” feels like part of that. Yes, it’s conversational leadership. Yes, it’s strategic visioning. Yes, it is practicing methods of engagement. And, knowing each other well enough to offer blessing for the work that must happen — that’s pretty cool. Witnessing each other well enough to feel blessed and encouraged — that’s rather inspiring. Invoking divinity into these human lives, the unseen that shapes these temporary structures that enable us to live — that’s rather striking.