We can only appreciate
the miracle of a sunrise
if we have waited in the darkness.
I, the fiery life of divine essence,
am aflame beyond the beauty of the meadows.
I gleam in the waters,
and I burn in the sun, moon, and stars. . .
I awaken everything to life.
~Hildegard of Bingen, (1098 – 1179)
I cannot cause light;
the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam.
If you don’t look down
and you don’t look back,
if you turn your face to the sun
and lean into light,
the shadows will recede,
and you may discover that
what you yearn for
has been yours all along.