Walking on the beach this morning, reflecting on the sun hidden behind the thick bank of clouds … so like us with the dullness of the fearful ego hiding the beauty and light of the divine within!
One of my favourite verses from childhood was ““You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” …. now I have issues with the translation of that verse … I can live with “You are the light of the world …. therefore let your light shine that others may see by your life the divine light/awareness within you and glorify that One” ….. yes, let your light shine!
Another version: “The mind that has been dominated by ego is just like a lake that has been covered by dark clouds. As the dark clouds are removed, the moon shines and the lake is filled with beauty. So, too, when the dark cloud of ego is lifted, the lustrous moon of the Divine Self shines, illumining your mind.” Swami Jyotirmayananda
Oh dear … time for breakfast!