Light (and dark)


Christmas is getting closer and the lights are on! Lights on Christmas trees, lights in other Christmas decorations, in gardens, on eaves . . . . Christmas is acoming!

And the lights look great partly because it’s dark by mid-afternoon.

In the happenings of our lives this week we may also recognise the light and dark, the beautiful and the ugly, the joyful and the painful, the fun and the sadness.

We are on a journey of acceptance of both the light and the dark. The Christmas story contains both. The Christmas story also offers hope that the light keeps shining.

Jesus, the light of the world. My light. This is true for me – and whatever your faith or your spiritual experience – may you know The Light shining in the darkness.

The light keeps shining
in the dark,
and darkness has never
put it out.

Be aware of the light. You may notice it shining ever brighter the darker it gets.

This is Mindful Monday on 17 December 2018.

Essence Cheltenham meets for an evening of mindfulness on Tuesday 5 February on the theme of growing in peace. Book your place if you would like to come.


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