People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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Light is the key to the beauty of stained glass windows, and to people.

Those with Light within shine in all circumstances.

Think about it.  Have you known those who maintain their cheerfulness, and kindness, consideration of others in the midst of very difficult situations?

I have. They lived far beyond the troubles they faced.  They had that inner Light. That Light was their beacon, their guide – a constant in times of trail, suffering, pain, loneliness, rejection, illness.

You have the Light within.

What do you do to cultivate that?  Have you sought to know yourself in the deepest sense?  Have you thought about the patterns of your life?  Your reactions to things?  Your preferences?  What riles you?  And why?  What pleases you?  And why?

Have you examined your biography?  The role family and family members played or play in your life?

Have you searched the memories of your life?  Why have you taken note of one and not another?  Why did that small moment matter?  Move you?  Stay with you?  And what does it say to you that it mattered so?

Notice I go further than simply saying: What are your like and dislikes?  Or saying, What are your skills?

Life consists of knowing how you have been made, constituted to serve here as a human being, to exist and flourish in your full human status – flaws and all, imperfections, failures, mistakes, and hurts inflicted by life and others in this life.

Make yourself the object of intense study and you will discover God.

Egyptian Proverb

Shalom.

If you please, share this with others.  Peace be with you.

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