Saturday, September 19, 2009

Guided by God's Hand


I can always count on my friend Anne's blog at http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/andasamo/

to brighten my day. Though I have never met her, I feel we are "soul sisters" or "kindred spirits" , or whatever name that applies because I feel a deep and spiritual connection to her. The other day she posted this wonderful passage from the poet Rabindranath Tagore. As a teenager I bought a book by him that I found in a used book store. There is such wisdom in his poetry. This is what Anne shared in her blog:


The Grasp Of Your Hand
"Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but
for the heart to conquer it.
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved,
but hope for the patience to win my freedom.
Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling
Your mercy in my success alone; but let me find
the grasp of Your hand in my failure."
~ Rabindranath Tagore from The Heart of God

3 comments:

6p00d83451ef2569e2 said...

What a gorgeous shot - talk about perfect timing!

Anne said...

Barb, I wish we lived closer so we could get together in person sometimes - I imagine we would have the most wonderful conversations! I too feel that we are kindred spirits :)

barb cabot said...

Anne, Maybe one day our paths will cross, I hope so.

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