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.

Hope

person standing in the dark with sliver of moon against colorful darkened sky

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” ~Desmond Tutu

When we’re stuck in the darkness of pain or fear, hope can be hard to see. But it’s always there if we search hard enough, just as even the smallest hints of light can be found in the darkness.

Where are you finding hope in your life?