Sunday, November 15, 2015

"Of Embers And Hope..."

It seems, at times, that things can seem so much darker before any new day dawns.
The unknown appears to worry us so; before any light shows upon the horizon.
When I ponder darkness, I also muse over 'embers'.
An 'Ember' is a seabird, well known for its' stamina and long voyages within unexpected wild places. A time to 'ember' is a time for meditation; a time set aside for establishing perspectives.
The 'embers' found within our wild place camp fires hold the hopeful potential too for new flame, warmth, and sustenance. There are always live coals still out there and within us adventurers as well. 
The glimmer of such 'embers' wait for us to rediscover them. This energy, this source, is a powerful metaphor and can be one of the deepest wellsprings for our feelings of hope - perceptions that say we can trust in our futures, that give cause to possibilities not yet seen.
Adventurers are very familiar with struggles, with the unknown, and thus sense the importance of embering...
Such 'embers' are more cheerful expectations, that we will indeed be inspired once again, that we can believe that moments of trial will certainly pass, that regardless of such storms, we will most certainly persevere. These are the many promises to be found within the 'embers of hope' my friends.
We are all adventurers in such times. The new fire that will assuredly take flame from such embers allows us to see beyond any darkness. 
The new horizons we will then see more clearly have always been there; they are just hidden from us. Waiting for us to find and fuel the embers of our shared hopefulness and our adventure spirit..... DSD  

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