What hurts you, blesses you.
Darkness is your candle.
Your boundaries are your quest.
What blessing can you find hidden in whatever darkness you are facing? Don’t dismiss what hurts you. Instead, dive deep to find what it can teach you.
“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!
“To go in the dark with a light is to know light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
And find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
And is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.”
We fear the dark places in life for their danger and uncertainty and pain, but there is treasure to be found in those dark places if we are willing to go into the dark open to finding it there.