May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on.
~Mike Heron, The Incredible String Band
The sun shines not (only) on us but in us. ~ John Muir
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward
Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your Stillness within you.
Then the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality.
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?
Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.
~ Anne Lamott
I only know that you may lie
Day long and watch the Cambridge sky,
And, flower-lulled in sleepy grass,
Hear the cool lapse of hours pass,
No matter how long the room has been dark, an hour or a million years, the moment the lamp of awareness is lit the entire room becomes luminous. You are that luminosity. You are that clear light. ~Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Divine Light Invocation
I am created by Divine Light
I am sustained by Divine Light
I am protected by Divine Light
I am surrounded by Divine Light
I am ever growing into Divine Light