“I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.” ~ Amy Tan
This morning, a cool and brisk start to the day. In fact, with the shifting sunlight hours, and darkness staying longer, it seemed like the middle of the night. Now was the time, though, if I was going to get outside and get a morning jog in. A quick three miles, down mostly deserted streets.
The Dawn of Something More
The early morning darkness was made even darker by a heavy fog engulfing the area. So dark, that I couldn't make out the edge of the road from the grass beside it. No traffic. An occasional light as I happened by a house here and there.
I approached the top of a small hill. The road surrounded by woods on both sides…complete darkness.
Then, light, faint light.
I looked up. Greeting me, a chorus of stars as I came out of the fog and into a clearing. Stars, shining bright in the darkened skies. It all seemed so surreal, so larger than life..coming from complete darkness, into these amazing stars shining their light into my life!
In the quiet stillness of this morning, out amongst the stars up in the sky, I was drawn into the magificence of our world! More than that, though, I was drawn into the light from these stars, and the deeper meaning that has for me.
The Star In YOU
Like all those stars up in the sky, lighting up the night, each one of us has that star within.
YOU. Yes, you. You have that star within you. It's there. Maybe it hasn't been fully discovered. Maybe some days a cloud cover comes over, drowning out your light. Maybe the star within you doesn't seem as bright as someone else's.
It's there. Within.
It matters not how bright your star is compared to someone else. To one, you could be the light that matters. It matters not that your star within is not fully discovered – it's not for any of us, and will continue to become more present as we continue on the journey through our lives. And it matters not that you don't shine that same brightness every day. That's what other stars are there for, to brighten our way when our light alone is not enough.
It's there. Listen to your heart, and that light from your star within will shine it's true colors. Colors that shine the real you!
Believe! Believe in you, in the light that you have to share!
YOU are amazing!