See beyond Darkness.
There is a dark journey of the soul that precedes our greatest awakening and rewards. There are moments in our lives when we simply cannot see how we will make it through the next hour, much less the entire day, week or month. There is a gift in the darkness. Hold on. There is something in the darkness that will enable us to withstand the blinding warmth of the light. Hold on.
You have already been through these moments. You have already experienced this darkness and you are still here. Think back. You emerged from the dark moments of despair and were able to pick yourself up and move on--stronger than ever before. In nature, erosion is often necessary to make room for new growth. In our lives, it is often necessary for us to surrender our will and expectations for something bigger and better than we could ever imagine. If you are too stubborn to clearly see the way through the darkness (gripping on to the way things are or your idea of how things should be), the universe will rock your world until you release that which is standing in your way. The darkness is always followed by dawn. We do not need to have faith to know that the sun will rise tomorrow.
On this anniversary of tragic events (such as 9/11), we can either get caught up in the drama of the tragedy and engage the fear of future events or we can take note of how far we have come as a result of this rude and painful awakening. We can stop to ask ourselves what we are doing to create more peace and love in our lives and, as a result, in the world. You may be in the midst of a very dark moment. Know that you have a choice--no experience is greater than you--and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. The power and presence that are within you is greater than any circumstance.
Success or sabotage? All success is born out of darkness--it is a necessary part of the journey; the darker the night, the brighter the success!
Is this going to be an incredible day? How can you shine a light for the comfort of others today? How will you make someone's life just a little bit better?