the trees did not greet me
with their usual brightness.
They had their backs turned
and cast long shadows
across my way.
I inquired why
and wondered for their light.
Only when I looked further
did they convey.
"Don't be afraid of the dark.
Don't be afraid of the unseen.
Don't worry about what has not yet come.
Don't be afraid.
is the mother
of all colors.
Know that the shadow
is defined by the light.
Know that from the void
every creature does spring.
closes Her eyes to rest
all goes to sleep.
And the darkness does come.
The night does come.
It comes for everything.
"What you think, you create. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you become."
"Whatever we put our attention on will grow stronger in our life."
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Tips and tools
What you put your attention on gets enlivened and nourished. Water a fruit tree and it will flourish and produce delicious fruits. The purpose of this section is to nourish your own experiences so that your life flourishes.
I think of an experience as a treasure chest or gift. A treasure chest is not useful until you open it. I use writing as a tool to open and unwrap that gift, to unpack layers of insights, to appreciate and understand the hidden treasures inside.
It's helpful to record your experiences, feelings, shifts and insights. The process of expressing subtle experiences in concrete words draws them out and integrates them on all levels so that they are more accessible. Writing helps you connect the dots in your internal world, expand your awareness and enliven your inner guru.
For maximum benefit, reflect on the following and then write down your reflections:
- My "The Mother of Colors" experience above serves as a gentle reminder to embrace all of life, including the shadows. When life presents itself in an unexpected way, we can get bent out of shape or we can benefit from it. In unfamiliar situations we have a choice: let fear overtake us and go into fight/flight/freeze mode or let our curiosity guide us to understand and appreciate the beauty and wisdom therein.
- Recall how you felt before you did something for the first time, met someone new, went to an unfamiliar place, had a job interview, went to your first day at work or school. Did you notice that the anticipation was worse than the reality? Maybe you even enjoyed yourself.
- How many times have you worried about your future and then things turned out okay?
- What were you afraid of when you were younger? Are you still afraid of those same things?
- What do you fear now? Instead of running from your fears, have a dialogue with them. Give your concerns a voice. What do they want? What do they need? Is there anything practical you can do to help alleviate your concerns?
- What do you hold back from doing because you're concerned about what people would say? What would you do if you didn't care what anyone would think?
Remember to write down your reflections on the above and give examples from your own life so you connect your own dots inside. You're welcome to share relevant quotes and your experiences and reflections in the Comment Section at the bottom of this page.
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