Sunday, 15 April 2012
Finding light in the darkness
What must happen within the spirit of the plant as it lays beneath the ground in the warming soil of spring? As it sits, enveloped by darkness, does it know of the sun and open air that await its presence? Does it already know of the beautiful flowers that it may one day grow? Perhaps the plant simply works within the dark, focused on finding nutrients and water to care for it as it lives out its days beneath the surface.
When you feel surrounded by the unknown, unsure of who to become or where to go, just breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. The plant will do the opposite, and both beings will continue their journey to the light. The light will only come when we surrender and hold strong to faith that we are growing in the right direction.
Has there been a time when you think you may have reached the surface, only to have a frost fall upon you or soil tossed on you once again? What did you witness up in the light?