Tag: light

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Himalayan Foothills Sunrise VIII, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Steps ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #165

Sometimes the light
     Seems very far
And the way
     So dark and perilous
And the path
     Occluded mystery

I remind myself
     Just take a step
I remember
     Where every journey begins
I find my courage
     In the many paths already taken

I’ve held the light
     before
I’ve made my way
     before
I’ve found the path
     before

I will hold the light
     again

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Dancing with the Darkness

Dancing with the Darkness

Standing in the light
I see the darkness
The evil from which I emerged
Clearly
For the first time

Just as I cannot know the light
Without darkness
So too I cannot know the darkness
Without light

I thought I knew the darkness well
When I was caught in it
As it touched me
As it coursed through me

I believed the darkness was me

Standing in the light
I sense the true nature of my being
Radiating this warm glow

I have not emerged from the darkness
I have shed it
Like a cloak
Beneath which the light
Has always burned
Will always burn
Has always kept the darkness
In its dark

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Himalayan Foothills Sunrise, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Gratitude ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #150

The sun rises into a cloud-softened sky
Gentle foothills roll lazily to a distant horizon
A solo journey through an ungentle darkness ends
As I arrive in the light I realize
I am no longer alone, was never really alone
That no one arrives in such light
Entirely alone

I am struck by the depth of gratitude
Rising like a sun with my own inner light
For the guidance, support and encouragement
Offered by family and friends and mentors
And the generous kindness of strangers
Who have made of themselves
Friends

I stand here
In the light
With my platoon
Ready to take on
Anything

Thank You