Night and Day
Good morning, beloveds! Good morning. Your day starts with the morning. What would it take to make your mornings nice? Is it not sometimes hard for you to rise and enter your day, hard to leave the night and its sleep?
Nothing has changed, My beloved darlings. The blanket of night withdraws, and the rays of the sun enter. Both are loves, morning and night. Both blessings, each courteous to the other.
But you think the day is something to face, as if it were a big chore handed to you. Yet the night you do not face. You sink into it with pleasure. Why not the day?
So do not face the day. Sink into it. Making rising in the morning a privileged part of your day.
How easily the night sky shifts into the dawn! There is not an abrupt seam. One naturally flows to the other. Peace reigns. The dawn doesn't push the night away. The night graciously withdraws, and the day gently enters. They take their shifts equitably.
And you who are in the midst of earthly life can make transitions the same. Do not hold back the morning. Do not refuse it. Welcome it instead.
Usher in the dawn as if it were a treasured guest. Is it not? Awake to awakening! Let how you get up in the morning be practice for the Enlightenment you so crave.
Greet the morning as the new day it is. Greet the morning as an old friend and make it welcome. Bid adieu to the night and the sleep and the bed and rise simply with the sun lighting you. The night genially propels you forward into the day.
You cannot stop the sun anyway. The sun will peek in at you and open your eyes. The sun is happy to greet you. Welcome the light of day. Embrace it. Get up to meet it.
Switch your thinking about the morning and you will leap out of bed with joy.
The morning could be announcing a day of great adventure. Great adventure could be announcing great joy. If you knew you were being offered great joy today, would you not leap out of bed with alacrity? Condition yourself to a great day coming today. Herald it.
Why herald a less than great day? Why herald just another day? Why herald a dreary one? Why herald an arduous one? Why not herald a lovely one? Why not herald the most magnificent day of your life?
Will you join Me in love this day that so lovingly rose to meet you? Would you be rude or blasé? It is not true that when you have seen one day, you have seen them all. Each day has its own character and personality, and you may indeed be happily surprised at how this day unfolds.
But know this: The day unfolds for you. It is at your service and it is at your mercy. Welcome your day and treat it well and see what treats it brings home to you.
Consider your day as a father who has been traveling and returns bringing you great gifts. Or consider your day as a mother who prepares a good breakfast for you and encourages you to eat. Consider your day today as a path you walk on, one you have never walked on before. You do not yet know what flowers grow by the roadside that are for you to pick.
But you can know that this day is made for you. It is given to you to explore and find its treasures. This is the day I have set before you.