This past week in yoga classes I taught around the theme of 'darkness' and what it can ultimately teach us. Instead of running in the opposite direction of dark times, we are encouraged to sit with those difficulties and to use them as opportunities to grow.
Think of the lotus and how it originates in the muck and mire at the bottom of a pond. In our wildest dreams we wouldn't imagine a beautiful flower could emerge on the surface of the water....and yet it does.
Here are a few quotes, which you may also find of interest:
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
― Og Mandino
“Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.”
― Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
Susan Kain is a Registered Yoga Teacher, Pilates instructor and a Certified Personal Trainer with classes for toddlers to senior citizens.