Let the Night Embrace You & Nurture You
It is late. It is getting dark, at least in my part of the world. The night is approaching. This is the time of rest.
Put your worries aside. Dim the lights. Wind down your thoughts. Let the night embrace you.
The night embraces you with a transparent layer of life-giving air. Through it, you can see the stars shining down on you from far away. Maybe the moon shines through your window on its journey across the dark sky.
Now that the birds rest in their nests and the hares sleep in their burrows, you can rest as well. As you lie in your bed, getting ready for sleep, enjoy the darkness that surrounds you. The darkness is real. The comfort of your bed is real. Nature around you is real.
We are usually so much concerned with people and the affairs of people, as if nothing else mattered. As if only the things you heard about in the news were important. You could get the impression that you are insignificant, and that only the things you accomplish give you significance or value. Being busy seems important. Reaching goals seems important. Making a certain amount of money seems important. These pursuits are important to a certain degree, but there is more to life and there is more to you.
I think you already know that you are more than your body and more than your mind – even though they, too, matter. Your eternal, infinite spirit or soul is also part of you, here and now. Reach out with your thoughts and dreams and imagination. Dream into existence a wonderful life for yourself and for all of us. Enrich us with your creations.
Enjoy this night, which in the ebb and flow of days gives you the time to step away from the roles you play during the day. Now you can be truly you – the child you are, the dream you are, the soul you are. Simply you. Gloriously you.
Before you drift off into the exciting worlds of dreams, give thanks to the night.
Let the night nurture you. Let the night embrace you.