“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.”
— Khalil Gibran
Do you see the world in light and dark, or in a myriad of colors and shades? When you see a glow on the horizon, does your heart smile, knowing that the Sun is just behind the mountain? Does it give you comfort to realize that there is a life-giving force just outside of view, whose energy and heat will return again and again to nourish and warm our world?
Here is the essence: the Sun will return in the morning whether we believe in it or not. The only real consequence of choosing whether or not you believe is how long, lonely and cold your night will be. If you choose not to have faith, when the Sun returns in the morning you will feel relieved, and possibly remorseful for the unnecessary sadness you endured. If you choose to have faith, however, when the Sun returns in the morning you will greet it with joy and with a knowing smile, because you will have continued to feel its light and its warmth all through the night, in your heart, in your memory, and in your anticipation of its return.
Much in the same way, the Universe is a compassionate and creative consciousness, whether we believe in it or not. It touches our Spirit again and again, warming us, nourishing us, and guiding us, continuously. The only difference between believing in its benevolent influence or not is how long, lonely and cold our night will be.
So have faith, my friends. The Sun is just behind the mountain. Let’s make the night long and warm and beautiful.