Pearls of Wisdom
The Brightness of the Sun
What is the sun other than a ball of active, synthesizing elements, it is ripe with alchemy, almost a kind of magic that is displayed high in the sky. It is hard to look at the sun without the aid of some kind of filter, it brightness penetrates our eyes, our skin and indeed it is a necessary object for life to continue on Earth.
The sun also teaches us about death and life, each night it dies, only hours away until it rises from its death each morning. Does anything really ever die? Or is it a cycle and transformation? Indeed the sun will stop heating the earth but it will not disappear into the void, it will change into another form, itself, but yet different.
For centuries, people old and new, worshiped the sun as a life giving force, they were not wrong in their assumption and beliefs, they even attributed gods and goddesses to the sun, even prescribed it a gender in some cultures. The sun is indeed a powerful symbol that we can learn from just by watching, understanding and correlating what we learn about it into our own lives.
1. When you think about yourself, are you the kind of person who emits radiance just as the sun does, or do you carry too many shadows?
2. What is your cycle of life?
3. Do you nourish those around you just as the sun nourishes the earth? Give an example of how you nourish someone in a good way.
Nuggets of Dirt
Cory Ian Shafer