As we’re moving into December we’re entering into the darkest part of the year. The winter equinox, which marks the official beginning of winter, is also the longest night of the year and the shortest day. It’s one thing to know this; it’s another to experience it. The mind does not feel: it does not suffer with the cold and the lack of energy that the darkness brings, nor does it delight in the warmth and radiance of the sunlight. It’s our bodies that sense these differences, and our hearts and souls that respond to their deeper meaning.