A blessing for a young man

Love the life of your mind, furnishing it ever with new thought
So that your countenance glows
With the joy of being alive.
Be vigilant And true to an inner honor
That will not allow Anger or resentment
To make you captive. Always have the courage
To change, welcoming those voices
That call you beyond yourself.
Beyond your work and action,
Remain faithful to your own heart,
For you to deepen and grow
Into a man of dignity and nobility.”
John O’Donohue