But there is also much wisdom in embracing the ‘other’ part of the cycle, the one that we don’t naturally take to. Life becomes easier and happier when we learn to enjoy the contrast and change inherent in its movement. So, for example, most of us will prefer light to darkness, and some of us will find the darker part of the year difficult or even unbearable.
What does it mean, then, to ‘embrace the darkness’?
We let go of grumbling and struggling with it, and we can even come to appreciate some aspects of it. It’s easier to sleep when it’s dark, and it's more restful, too! When we make peace with the whole cycle, we can also give to ourselves what we naturally feel we need in December: more light. This may take the form of light therapy for SAD, lighting candles, making a fire, or putting the Christmas decorations up early.
PS: If you live in the greater Montreal area, you're cordially invited to join me in a Celebration of Light, on Friday, 20 December 2013, at 7pm.
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