Even in the Dark
To be broken is no reason to see all things as broken.
Seldom seen, growing along the ocean floor, the white-plume anemone is a watery blossom. It is white lace opening under tons of black, opening as if bathed in the sun, while so far from the sun.
This is the trick to staying well, isn’t it? : to feel the sun even in the dark. To not lose the truth of things when they go out of view. To grow just the same. To know there is still water, even when we are thirsty. To know there is still love, even when we are lonely. To know there is still peace, even when we are suffering.
None of this invalidates our pain, but only strengthens our way back into the light.Thank you to my yoga instructor who shared this tonight during hot yoga... Something I *absolutely* recommend to combat the cold outdoors.
~Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening
Strength and hope to each of us searching for light in the dark <3