Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Basking in the Light of Spring

First Crocuses on the Sunny Side of the Building
Image c Lynda Lehmann

Ever notice how sunlight seems to bring everything alive? In darkness, we see nothing. It's almost as if reality vanishes and our imaginations replace the world of every day. During night-time, we become more subjective. Our anxieties may come out to play havoc with our moods. Dreams flourish, along with the memories, wishes, perceptions, and fears that are embedded in them.

Thank goodness for the light, that makes all things real. The light of day is so reassuring. Perhaps it's because it's ingrained in us that we need the sun to live on this planet. Not only for warmth and energy, but for the viability of the food chain.

I believe we can also create our own light. It's not as potent as the light of the sun, nor as far-reaching. But our creativity can light the world, for ourselves and others.

When is the last time you made a point of encouraging someone's creativity? Do you have a partner, friend, student, or neighbor whom you have spurred on to the personal power that's part of inner-directedness and self-actualization? What is life, but the endless and ongoing challenge to master ourselves and shine our light into the darkness?

Many of us will be celebrating one holiday or another in the coming week. Some of us may just be celebrating the advent of spring. Whatever our culture, position, belief or creed, wherever we are:

May each of us live this week with
peace in our heart,
peace in our mind,
peace in our spirit.

The responsibiltiy to transform the world
begins with us.

Wishing you joy and light!

All images and text c Lynda Lehmann. If you would like to view more of my art or make a purchase, please visit Lynda Lehmann Painting and Photography or my gallery at Imagekind, where you can choose from several sizes and paper types or buy my prints plain or matted and framed.

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  1. Lynda,

    BEEEAUUUTIFUL....The image is in such crisp focus and the detail is amazing. Your skill with the camera and the written words to go with it are unparalleled. Thanks for posting the photo.


  2. Hi Lynda - So beautiful! I think each morning as the robins begin their daily welcome to the day - how happy they must be to see the light breaking through the night.

    We should all count our blessings each morning and be thankful we are here to see another dawn.

  3. Yes! Let the sun ... shine ... in... :-) (singing here ... :-)))

  4. Querida amiga Lynda, son tus flores o eres tú? Mi cordial saludo. Luis.

    Dear friend, Lynda, are you or your flowers? My best regards. Luis.

  5. Back atcha, hon! Stunning photo, of course. Seeing how vital the sun is to EVERYTHING on our planet, I can totally understand how humans of different ages & races came to be sun worshippers.

  6. Beautiful post Lynda. Things are bright and full of light here. Am just on way out the door to enjoy a sunny sunny morning...

  7. I love the photo and the sentiment. In regards to your question about furthering someone else's creativity, I am trying to convince my son to start a sports blog. He loves to write and he loves sports and I think he would make a wonderful sports reporter someday(that is his dream).

  8. Gorgeous photo, wonderful with the "light from within" on the crocuses, Lynda. And I'm very fortunate to have writer friends who, when I encourage them, respond in kind. And it all refills the well of my creativity.

  9. Lynda beautiful post along with beautiful image, and you are so right about the light.

    And let see if my creative baking will pay off this easter weekend, lol...been practicing baking for 2 months now, ofcourse with chocolate, lol...

    Boy your image is so beautiful, I had to say it again.

    Anna :)

  10. They look soooo.. pretty with the beaming sunlight.
    Darkness is required to realize the
    power of light...
    Lets have the awareness as the sun beam to let our own selves shine eternally...

  11. A wonderful combination of beauty and quality in both words and photograph. I hope you have a wondserful weekend and thanks for such a lovely post

  12. Wow - your pictures are amazing. Have been browsing through and wanted to let you know how wonderful they all are!

  13. EVERYONE - Thanks for your comments! I'm lagging with responding to comments. Hope to catch up soon with that.

    And I'll be around to visit you later today, I hope!


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