Earlier in the month of March, our planet experienced the vernal equinox; this is when the sun is exactly above the earth's equator and there are equal amounts of day and night. I came across this biblical quote which coincided shortly after: “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.”
When we allow nature to be our guide, we can walk knowing the full truth of life; that there is an equal and opposite to all that occurs. In the night of our lives, we can rest assured that the sun will rise and new days drive new opportunities.
Many cultures, faiths, traditions point to a similar truth. Regardless of your faith, culture or background, if you attempt the following, I will guarantee clarity of thought on the specific issue of life that is bringing you darkness.
1. Write down the issue that is bringing you darkness in your life. Write it in the affirmative, present tense. For example: "I am so happy and grateful now that I am free of... the darkness of craving alcohol to numb out at night."
2. Fold the paper into the smallest particle possible.
3. Hold it in your hands and sit quietly for 3 minutes. Visualize the sun shining light on the paper.
4. Open your eyes, say "thank you," and throw the paper into the trash.