Finding balance in the dark …

“I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.” John 8:12

As a child, my mother walked around the house and shut off lights to keep the electric bill lower. But she also said a hundred times or more, “Turn on the light while you’re reading or you’ll ruin your eyes.”

We are in the time of the year when daylight its minimum. As a sun seeker, I dread this time of the year and turn on as many lights as I need for my psychic and for balance, which seems to be worse at night.

Neil Bauman, Ph.D. wrote about the three components of balance–the inner ear, eyesight, and the pressure sensors in our legs. If the balance system in the inner ear has been damaged, good eye sight will compensate for it. In the dark, we need the pressure sensors in our legs and feet to tell us we are standing upright. At night when I get out of my bed, I need to dangle my legs a moment to awaken them to help me find balance. And, it helps to use a nightlight to keep from stumbling around in the dark.

I  find balance in my spiritual life by seeking God’s light—night and day—the one that cannot be turned off to save on the electric bill.

We give you thanks, Lord, for being the light of the world. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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