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The Conflicting Power of Sunlight

by | Apr 15, 2021 | Journal, Wisdom Bites | 0 comments

Sunlight is one of the most direct sources of prana (life force) available. It — along with the prana available in fresh air, water, and soil — is the reason vegetables do very good things for our bodies. But every great power has a dark side, even this glowing orb of gas upon which our life depends.

Too much sun does to a plant what too much ego does to a life: It makes it lose its center. In the middle of getting a sunburn, there is a moment when it all feels so right. No, I don’t need to go inside. No, I won’t put on a shirt. Suddenly, all the water is dried up and the stalk can’t hold itself upright.

Of course, too little is not good either. Leaves go yellow. Skin turns sallow. We struggle to rise out of the dampness.

The answer is as true and timeless as your favorite dress: The middle ground.

Here is the warm and humble place of “enough.” A place that takes a good deal of exploration to pinpoint, and a good deal more to find your way back to again.

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