Throwback Thursday… Re-reading this one today for my own soul, and thinking about what it looks like to stop and allow my eyes to adjust in the darkness that seems to be invading at a super high speed and intensity. Thankfully the darkness cannot overcome the light. The light is available, and I have to choose to allow my eyes and heart to adjust to see the light that is already there. Once I see light, I can point it out and look for ways to add more light. It is tempting to curse the darkness, but that does not change the circumstances, or help anyone. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ” -Martin Luther King Jr.
We can lament the dark. But don’t miss the light. -Andy Olsen
Maneuvering in the dark is very uncomfortable to me. Even with a flashlight, darkness feels unsettling because of that control thing, I cannot see what else is out there. One time I was on a ten day “outward bound” type hike, and one of our leaders made us turn off our flashlights and just wait a minute. He wanted us to see that our eyes would adjust and that there was enough light to be able to hike through the woods. It was amazing how much we actually could see, and how much light was actually available. When I was focused on the dark it was easy to miss the light.
Lately, there have been many life events around me that feel so dark and oppressive, but as I stop and look closer, my eyes and heart adjust…
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