“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
The sun going down. Amongst a few clouds, the backdrop an array of colors. The sky afire with a golden glow.
In the right place. At the right time.
Have you experienced a sunset that mesmerized you? Pulled you right in and made you stop? Turned the sky into a brilliant display of color?
For me, a sunset is so connecting with a deeper part of myself, and with just how awesome and amazing our world we live in really is! The bright hues, coupled with the comforting stillness of the surrounding sky makes for an image that shines beauty on everything it touches. And there’s something very calming about the setting sun, as the day fades into night. As I soak this in, mesmerized by it’s beauty – I’m reminded of what a truly amazing world we live in.
The Sunset of Our Soul
What if…we have within us the light and breathtaking beauty of the most gorgeous sunset?
We all do! You. Me. Everyone!
There’s a sunset within the soul of each of us.
Have you listened to your heart and your soul? Really listened?
This sunset within each of us…it’s there. We just have to find it. Maybe it’s overcast in the world of you today. Maybe it has been for a while. Or maybe it’s a full-fledged storm. In either case, when our sunset within is blocked, we are not being completely authentic and true to ourselves. And we’re not living a life that is connecting with our deepest being.
What keeps it hidden?
- Doing what we’re told is the right thing to do
- Pursuit of the paycheck over the heart
- Not listening to that voice inside
- Going through the motions of life
- Telling ourselves that someday we’ll pursue our dreams (does someday ever come?)
When we allow any on this list to be the prevailing force in our life, we suppress that sunset that is within. And all of this is not to say that sometimes we might have to do things for reasons our heart does not agree. There will be unexpected storms that come into our life – and it may mean doing something that isn’t necessarily in line with what our heart speaks.
Still, though, it doesn’t mean we have to be locked into these choices. Even in the midst of an unexpected storm, or for that matter, a period of much cloudiness in our life – we can still search for the sunset within.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
Take some time to really listen to your heart. Explore what matters deeply to you.
We have this one life here on earth that we’re living. How are you choosing to live that life out?
Don’t wait for someday…it’s a day that may never come.
“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So. . . get on your way.” ~ Dr. Seuss
What can you do, today, that will take you one step closer toward that amazing sunset within your soul? And if you’re there already, what can you do to keep that sunset shining , illuminating your life and all you do?
You are amazing – each and every one of you! And when you allow your heart-filled sunset to shine onto the world, that light and all it’s magical colors will fill the world around you with the passion you have within the depths of your soul.