Light and darkness

night sky with stars and Milky Way

“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!

Transformation

sunflower against blue sky background

“Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.” ~Ramana Maharshi

The work we do to transform the broken places in our lives into healing and wholeness is never a selfish endeavor. Our transformation shines outward to affect everyone around us, so who we decide to become matters for more than just us.