This poem first appeared in Watkins Mind Body Spirit, issue 48.
May the way be smooth before you
The skies shine clear above you
The wind be always at your back
May you have fire bright to warm you
Good friendships to cheer you
Food to break your fast
May you have work for your hands
Books to nourish your mind
Music to lift your soul
Jane Bailey Bain
In the Celtic blessing tradition
About the author: Jane Bailey Bain is an author, speaker and life coach. She studied Psychology at Oxford University and Anthropology at the London School of Economics, and currently runs courses on Mythology and Creative Writing in London. She is the author of LifeWorks: Using Myth and Archetype to Develop Your Life Story and StoryWorks: A Handbook for Leaders, Writers and Speakers. Her website is: www.janebaileybain.com.