Soft comfort surrounds the earth twice a day. A gift of deep stillness envelops us inviting us to welcome love. Day rises to greet us and night encourages us to reflect on our actions, while a silence even the birds respect is offered for the journey.
As the dark of night yields to the vibrant colors of sunrise even my breath is momentarily stilled with abundant awe. I am responsible for bringing joy, dignity, compassion, forgiveness and humor to yet another sacred day. As the rays of light begin to awaken the earth I have the choice of continuing in darkness, to hide behind curtains of denial. Instead, I ask the promise of the day to warm my heart like the melting frost as I again risk failure and grief.
When evening shadows disappear with the day’s responsibilities I can try to find others to blame for my actions or I can believe in the courage of the darkness to reflect on my intentions. The colors of the sky remind me there will be opportunities to share wisdom rather than blame. As the stars fill the sky I give thanks to all my teachers. To those who have hurt me, for showing me the importance of safety. To those who have left me, for the gift of independence. To those who look down on me for not being, doing or having what they believe I need, for the spirit to live my truth. For those who appreciate me even when I am lost, I am grateful for their unquestionable trust. My teachers are the comforting silence surrounding me on this sacred journey.