Within every 24 hour period, we experience a full cycle of day and night. In the early hours, the sun slowly emerges above the horizon to bring light and at the end of day, it slowly disappears below the horizon giving way to darkness. In darkness, little is visible compared to daylight, where everything is visible and clearly definable. In the darkness of night, only the moon and stars emit natural light that brings magic and wonder to the mysteries of life. This cycle of day and night, darkness and light mirrors the human journey in surprising ways!
Being human involves fluctuations in energy and mood throughout any 24 hour period. With nightfall and the end of day, the body needs rest and downtime. During daytime and light of day, the body needs nourishment and activity. Through night and day, emotions also come and go with changing experiences. Moments of happiness spontaneously arise, perhaps intertwined with bouts of irritation, fear, sadness or peace. All are normal and natural experiences. All mirror the 24 hour cycle of night and day, light and darkness.
Accept light and darkness within yourself without judgement or rejection … without downplaying or exaggeration. Accept them as naturally and neutrally as you accept the cycle of night and day. These contrasts reflect the great rhythm of life. Stark differences reveals value in opposites. Look to the sky tonight and see the gifts of darkness! Revel in the wonders above! It is here where mysteries are discovered. There is beauty and light in both day and night!