Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bringing Opposites into Harmony

Bringing opposites into harmony seems to be one of the challenges of this winter season.

Over the years we learned how to respond and balance nature's challenges.

Winter brings us cold weather and so we light our fireplaces or turn up the heat in our homes.

Winter brings us long nights and we respond by decorating our buildings with lights.

The trees outside are bare and so we surround ourselves with blossoming plants and evergreens.

It may seem like life is nowhere to be found but instinctively, we know how to bring forth light where there seems to be none.

In the harmonizing of opposites we find peace.

In the apparent absence of light we find signs of hope.

And after all, isn't that what this season is about?

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace.

May people of peace bring you hope.