I picked up my book, Joy, Light, Beautiful Wisdom, this morning for some reflective reading, and thought I really ought to share some of these quotes on Light. Here are just a few of my favorites. Consider reading them slowly, enjoying a good breath in between each one… let them work their magic on you.
From within or from behind,
a light shines through us upon things,
and makes us aware
that we are nothing, but the light is all.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The longing for light is the longing for consciousness.
~Carl G. Jung
Our real personality is all love, all light, always shining.
Every Being has a definite vocation and (his) vocation is the light
that illumines his life. The (man) who disregards (his) vocation
is as a lamp unlit.
~Hazrat Inayat Khan
Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
We are all sparks of the divine flame.
~Hildegard of Bingen
There is a light inside you that is yours to give the world.
There is a purpose that is yours.
Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path
without brightening our own.
Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us,
and then we shall need no other light.
~Pierre Simon De la Place
May these passages bring you warmth in this season of darkness, season of light!