Posts Tagged ‘light in the darkness’

Light in the darkness – a solstice meditation

Posted December 21st, 2015 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Light in the darkness – a solstice meditation

At the end of a troubled year, and after COP21, what is the meaning of light in the darkness, of solstice, of the return of the sun, of stretching more light into these next coldest months of the year? And in these troubled times, how do we become light in a culture clinging to the darkness of ignorance, anxiety, and fear, walking blindly toward an abyss? Can we point our lights toward a new path for the human journey?

“Hope is about what is not predictable, what we see in dreams but is not yet realized, what we believe can be true even against the weight of the evidence. Hope is how we choose to live in this dance of darkness and light, in which we are gifted to be conscious participants. It is who we choose to be in the world, how we decide to act.”

One of the longest essays we’ve ever posted here. I hope you will take time for a long, reflective, contemplative read, then share your thoughts with us and our readers.

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Deep winter

Posted December 21st, 2010 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Deep winter

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: [Reflecting the moment of mindful transition from darkness towards light, from one human-measured year to the next, I will post just once this week and once next week, taking some time in between for quiet and rest. As we honor these sacred days, may our hope be renewed, […]

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Light in the darkness

Posted December 22nd, 2008 in Blog, Featured 5 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: [This is my last post until after Christmas.] I find it odd how we have divided into good and bad this notion of ‘light in the darkness.’  It is a strange western construct.  Since without darkness there is no light, darkness must not be a bad thing, but […]

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No hope in dirty coal, no light in that darkness

Posted December 18th, 2008 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on No hope in dirty coal, no light in that darkness

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Have you seen this commercial?  This is Reality.   I absolutely love this!  Congratulations to the creators. I just want to add that there will never, ever, be such a thing as ‘clean coal,’ even if ‘capturing and sequestering’ carbon dioxide emissions actually worked, even if we could bury […]

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