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“The mystery of your presence can never be reduced to your role, actions, ego, or image.

You are an eternal essence; this is the ancient reason why you are here.

To begin to get a glimpse of this essence is to come into harmony with your destiny and with the providence that always minds your days and ways.

This process of self-discovery is not easy; it may involve suffering, doubt, dismay.

But we must not shrink from the fullness of our being in attempting to reduce the pain”. *

Let us not shrink from the fullness of our being as we delve into the mystery and embrace our destiny.

This journey takes courage and a lightness of soul.


*O’Donohue, John. Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (pp. 107-108). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life πŸ’›

24 comments on “The Mystery of Your Presence

  1. Sharon Lawrence

    How timely those words….

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. no pain, no gain…

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  3. Beautiful words Val, they touch that place within. And I’m flapping my wings dear lady but I may have to lighten the load and reduce the chocolate intake πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹ πŸ˜‚ 🀣

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  4. That is one of my favorite books. Such a wonderful passage, Val. Thank you. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’•

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  5. John O’Donohue is my favorite poet. Since my books are packed, I thank you for sharing this.

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  6. β€οΈπŸ™

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  7. A good reminder. Good to come up for air now and again, though. πŸ™‚

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  8. Beautiful Val πŸ™‚

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  9. ogaraderrick

    I’m on a self discovery journey. It’s tough, no doubt about that but posts like this remind me not to stop.

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  10. Keep going and trust you are on the path. Thank you πŸ’›πŸ™πŸ’›


  11. Anam Cara is my favorite book, Val. I love O’Donohue’s gentle wisdom. A beautiful quote and reflection. πŸ™‚

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  12. May we all learn about this changeless essence at the core of ourselves, no matter how challenging the journey to this discovery.

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