July 8, 2019

Breaking News: Glorious Sun Rise This Morning

Sunrise from home at 5:46 AM this morning - the proverbial crack of dawn.

A sunrise is a majestic thing to witness. Here it comes! 

Heat. Hope. Light. Life. 

Each morning we have an opportunity to welcome a new, fresh day in which anything could happen. The possibilities are infinite. But we need the sun to make it all happen.

A recent solar eclipse made headlines recently, like eclipses always do. But what a dark and foreboding thing, the sun disappearing in the middle of the day. 

Total eclipses aren't even that rare. Approximately once every 18 months (on average) a total solar eclipse is visible from some place on the Earth’s surface. 

Like a sun set, an eclipse is a more somber, cautious moment. They have a hint of dystopia about them.

Sunrises, on the other hand, the moment when the sun comes to us instead of going away, are full of hope and joy. They are utopian. An inhale rather than an exhale.

Imagine a morning the sun didn't rise, or an eclipse that didn't end, and you begin to feel how our ancient ancestors felt about the sun coming up every day. 

A miracle!

Still, sunrises rarely make the headlines, even if they are as striking as this morning's was over my little part of the world in Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada.

I have enjoyed the sun rise over pristine and remote mountain lakes in the Rockies. Sitting on the porch of an Ashram in Rishikesh, India, I watched the rising sun begin to bake the Ganges River valley as the previous night's cremations smoldered on the banks. 

What I have learned over the years, is that there hasn't been a sunrise I haven't felt deeply, and with gratitude. And that goes for watching the sunrise this morning right from the comfort of home.

Have a joyous light-filled day.


  1. Anonymous7/08/2019

    And the best thing about the sunrise is that all that beauty is absolutely free, if we would take the time to enjoy it. I hope your days are joyous and light-filled also.


    1. Thank you.

      So much free to enjoy in Nature.

      We have to fight against the monetization of virtually everything. It's not natural.

  2. Anonymous7/09/2019

    A few weeks back I woke early at 4am and it was light outside. I went for a run and it was so fresh, quiet and humid before work.I also like running in the evening and seeing the sun go down.There is something about sunrise and sunset that is special and a good time to mediate.

    1. I do believe that early morning is the nicest time of day. Sunrise and sunset are commanding times of the day. Beautiful planet.

  3. I so need the sun and love a good sunrise.

    1. It is easier for me to do in the winter. But there is nothing quite as exhilarating as early morning on a cloudless summer day. So much promise.


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