The sunrise must always return to a sunset, the new moon will always return to a full moon, and the darkest days of our lives will become just a memory in the brighter days ahead.
Some days, the sun rises behind clouds of heavy rain while the sun sets behind a bilzzard’s storm. Some days, the sun radiates a beam of light through these clouds of storm and cold. Some days, when the sun sets, the skies clear and we can bask in the beauty of the moon and stars over dry land now quenching their thirst from the rains and snow.
Some days, the world may be ending for many and guide people down paths littered with sorrow and anger, only to find the path may lead to a garden of radiant happiness and love for a new beginning.
Faiths and religions of the world discuss the end while a new beginning lies ahead. From my experience, and just like many others’ experiences, I learned this the hard way; however, there are times where learning the hard way is like being hit with a rock and having a scar with you, always reminding you of the lesson. Sometimes, this is better than reading about other’s scars so you can keep yourself from having the scar yourself – keyword sometimes.
Learning there is always a new beginning after a time of darkness may be one of those times where, learning the hard way, we can see that the sun will always rise again, the storms will always pass, and the storms may help bring life back to a land dried up by too much sun and not enough rain. While psychology may have empirical studies on perception and thinking positive, and there is also the famous law of attraction, many faiths and religions of the world may have taught about new beginnings well before these studies.
Quotes for the Day
Bible, Old Testament, Isaiah 43:18-19
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
Bible, New Testament, 2 Corinthians 4:16-17
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
Black Elk- Oglala Lakota
“You have noticed that everything as Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round….. The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours…. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.”
Buddhism – Guatama Buddha
“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
Sikhism, Sri Guru Granth Sahib, pg. 1405
“Meditate on the True Guru, O men, through Whom the Lord is obtained…From that service, the light from the jewel of spiritual wisdom shines forth, radiant and bright; it has destroyed pain, poverty and darkness.”
New Beginnings will Come
When we stick closer to our faiths, when we see a new day will always come out of a period of darkness, we can see the new beginnings that can be planted. Sure, we see all this darkness around us now and hoping for all this to end and everything will return back to normal. With all that has happened, a new normal will surely come about, but that does not mean we have to continue a cycle of fearing the next storm or the next day of darkness. A new beginning can mean we can see true peace with everyone and live in harmony and not division.
Be well and be safe and healthy.