It is glorious! It connects to my very core. It is inspiration–extraordinaire!
Have you seen the full moon in the early morning?
There are times when something prompts me to rise early—especially when I’m
in St. Pete, Florida, at 5 am. I am awed by the full moon’s glimmering reflection across the inter-coastal waterway. It consumes me. Then, as the moon disappears into the horizon, and the sun’s light takes over the skies, the day appears. The cycle is complete. Time moves on; the day moves forward.
Technically, the moon I describe is setting. We know this pattern of lunar rise and set; and we appreciate the moon’s dynamic dance with the sun. In this moment the moon is setting in wondrous splendor, rendering its capacity for perfection.
Beyond the observance is the inspiration that comes forth! What a
prescription for starting one’s day beaming with joy and enthusiasm. How could
one not have a good day? How could this invoke anything but happiness?
How could one not feel “one with the universe?”
It was Abraham Lincoln that said, “I think a person is about as happy as he
makes up his mind to be.” This full moon, upon my rising, puts life into
joyous perspective—I am happy to be here in this world, in this cycle of time.
As the moon sets and the day begins, so does our call to begin again, to be even
better than yesterday, to start anew. But there is something more—deep inside I
know that the wonder of the moon’s setting is yet another marker for a day
well-lived. Lights On!
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