“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!
“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.
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
In what ways do you stand in your own sunshine? How do you get in your own way that creates shadows in your life?
“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?
“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.” ~Brené Brown
I love this perspective on the dark places of our lives, and I find it to be quite accurate to my experience. What do you think?