Thursday, December 24, 2009
The light is slowly coming back, our days lengthening minute by minute as we make our way through this Winter season in the Northern Hemisphere.
It is this external darkness that can nurture an inner light through hibernation and contemplation.
It is the darkness of the womb that brings forth new life.
This time of year was a perfect choice for the Christmas holiday.
As we approach Midnight this Christmas Eve, what light resides deep within your heart and soul? What light do you radiate? What light is your inner candle, leading your out of darkness?
Some of my favorite quotes about light:
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.
When you possess light within, you see it externally.
Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we'll need no other light.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe