The mornings are starting to get darker in Osaka and the natural light usually streaming into the room at this hour was most definitely dim.
The practice, however, has its own light. It draws from a different source of power. Like the sun, yes. But also, unlike it.
It is life giving. Subtle. Illuminating. Warming. Powerful. It can be overpowering too if we’re not careful. It helps us see. And, at times, it can blind us. It deserves our utmost attention and respect.
As we practice, we generate the light of our hearts. When we practice skillfully, we can direct this light. With practice, we are never in the dark.