There is an ancient Zen parable that tells of a young monk-in-training who searches the world for a true master and a peaceful place. Yet, he finds only angry, unhappy people everywhere he goes.
“You know what truly aches? Having so much inside you and not having the slightest clue of how to pour it out.” ~ ― Karen Quan
Telling ourselves to stay in the light and to focus on the positive is not going to work much. We’re being asked to get real. We’re being asked to dig deep within ourselves and do some heavy lifting. We’re being asked to step into our power and be in our truth.
I love early mornings when it feels like the rest of the world is still fast asleep and you are the only one who is awake. It’s peaceful and still. For now, it’s just me, the world and the sunrise.