Monday, April 11, 2011

Embracing the Darkness (Sunday, April 10, 2011)

Embracing the darkness

The darkness is deep and beautiful,
truly holy, nothing to fear.
It is the source of all rest and peace,
eternal sleep, ravishing insights,
deeper and hidden reasons for our being here.

The darkness is our bridge
deep inside ourselves;
it is where we climb back
to the eternal from where we came.

Soon enough, the sun will smile (or scowl)
its way into our lives again,
and depending on our circumstances
we will scowl or smile back.
There will be the din of business,
visiting neighbors, the cry of children,
laughter and shouts of anger and pain:
there will be the sound of holy laughter,
and music so beautiful our ears will hurt.

But the eternal night, the darkness,
will abide forever,
always there as refuge and escape,
source of wisdom, haven of hope,
ours for the taking, to enter into deeply as we may,
waiting there for us,
when we need to know ourselves once again.

9/10/00          1/7/01          4/10/11

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