“It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.” ~Paul Coehlo
If you’re going through a dark time, hang in there! We may not know exactly when it will happen, but the dawn will come. It always does.
“Confront the dark parts of yourself. … Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” ~August Wilson
How easily do you look into your shadows? You might be surprised at the good it does you to see more clearly into your darkness. There is treasure hidden there.
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” ~Hafiz
How hard it is to see our own light when we are in the darkness. Surround yourself with people who can reflect it back to you when you lose sight of it yourself.
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” ~Og Mandino
As we approach the shortest day of the year tomorrow (here in the Northern hemisphere), it’s helpful to remember to find the beauty in the darkness of our lives as well as in the bright places. They each have their place and their value.
Blessed Yule (or Winter Solstice) tomorrow!