I am a morning person and some days
I think that the light will just never come. Sometimes the darkness
scares me. I think this time of year brings up a lot of feelings
that we don't really have to deal with in the Spring and Summertime.
Deep seated feelings of sadness and even despair. It is not fashionable
these days to talk about that. But I do think that there comes
a time when we really do have to feel those things. Really feel
them, not dwell on them, but feel them, share them if we need
to and then let them go. There will always be more feelings that
surface as long as we are in these human bodies, much like the
peeling of an onion. It is part of life. Part of being human.
It helps to know that we are not alone. That others are feeling
the same way. Not because misery loves company, but because we
are all connected at a very deep level and as we have the courage
to heal ourselves, we heal each other.
Several years ago I spent two weeks
in the Arctic, ninety miles from the North Pole at Christmas
time. The Arctic is a very desolate place. There are NO trees.
Only ocean and flat land. There was no light at all except for
about 1/2 hour a day. I don't know how I survived it. I felt
as though I was dying inside. Not to see the light or even one
tree for two long weeks. There were some wonderful experiences
during the two weeks like being 3 feet away from the most beautiful
polar bear I had ever seen and watching the playful Arctic fox
from my window. But when it was over and I arrived home, I literally
ran to the first tree I could find, fell to my knees and cried.
There are many sad things going on
right now in the world and you would have to be ice cold not
to be affected by them in some way. This morning I sat for awhile
on my balcony and watched the sun rise with a cup of tea and
a warm blanket. It was a simple thing but I felt profound joy
in doing it. I think that is what keeps me going. Somehow I am
able through all the difficult times along this journey to find
the joy in simple things.
I wish the same for you, that today
you are able to find JOY in simple things and please remember
to give yourself permission to feel whatever you need to feel.
Do it with loving kindness. I wish you Godspeed on your journey,
my dear and precious friends.
From my heart to yours, Love and blessings,
Veronica Hay is an author and publisher.
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