Many spiritual lessons remind us that the sun is always shining underneath or behind the clouds. It is a comfortable thought but when we are feeling gloomy or have limited inspiration, we may find this hard to believe.
Yet, when things lighten up and we feel better, we are more able to say, “Hmm, there is some truth in that statement.” Once we are feeling more jubilant, we can see that hindsight is indeed 20-20. We say, “Oh, I was simply traveling through the fog.”
We can then congratulate ourselves for keeping it moving though the destination was not visible to us at the time. We can comfort ourselves and even give ourselves a loving hug because we kept on going forward and did not get stuck in the middle of the tunnel.
It’s comparable to the takeoff of an airplane. As the plane makes its ascent, we passengers cannot see anything but surrounding clouds on both sides of the plane. But the pilot already knows the altitude that he or she plans to reach before leveling off.
As we passengers hold in our breaths, it finally happens. The plane rises above the clouds and the beautiful sun and clear skies are sitting right there. It is as if they were saying, “Welcome to better times. We were right here waiting for you and cheering you on. You just had to get through the clouds!
Lynn M. September 8, 2018