Monday, September 30, 2013

Coming into the Light

"Turn your face to the sun and shadows fall behind you."
                                                                                             - Maori Proverb

When I was a little girl I was terrified of the dark.  I didn't have a nightlight in my room so I would carefully prop my bedroom door open so the light from the hallway would give me comfort. Light brightened my world, warmed me and made me feel safe.

Light and the effects of it are so often used as metaphors to describe how someone can become illuminated, awakened or saved.  Going toward the light and its warmth you will become happier, safer or just simply at peace.  Once you're bathed in that light you will be in that perfect place.

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." 
                                                                                                                                                          -Aristotle Onasis

Coming into the light is another way to describe how you can overcome challenges.  It may be that it finally "dawns" on you that you've been following the wrong path.  Or "in the light of day" your troubles may not seem as bad as they did in the "dark of night."

Focus on that positive future.  Create that list of things you'd like to do with your life and start doing them.  As Paul McCartney says, " . . .follow the sun."


  1. I think most of try to stay in the light! I know I's a much better place than the dark. So I try to always focus on the positive things to keep my self in the light and be happy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. The dark cannot exist in the light... I love how powerful the light is! And who it represents!!! Awesome post today!

  3. Light always equates great strength. Thanks for sharing with us this poignant piece, Karen. Sharing on the Creative Buzz Hop Times!

  4. I need to spend more time facing the light...