“ Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” ~ Mary Oliver
It’s ALL a gift. Shadow/Light. Yin/Yang. The journey of this life experience is never a straight line on level ground. (How boring would that be anyway?) When we honor the ride through dark nights of the soul; through pain, grief, fear, sorrow and weeping or whatever else arises in the moment… maybe, just maybe we can also allow ourselves to enjoy and appreciate the shadow for what it is — an integral part of the whole. Unwrapping the gift of darkness allows light to get in.
mu – 02/15/2014