The night has been the subject of many poems and stories, the centre of man’s imagination, the subject of his reveries, the heroine of his musings, the wonder of his beautiful and frightening fantasies.
what is it about the night, that conjures up images of spectres and ghouls and monsters hidden under the beds and shadows creeping up on you and stalking you and jumping you unawares?
What is it about the night , that wakens up a world, which has been seemingly asleep during the day time?
What is it about the night, her glorious raven dark beauty strewn with glittering stars and crowned with the lovely moon, which raises the sighs from the poets and the lovers?
When the lights are switched off and silence prevails everywhere, not a soul moves about, the rustling of even a piece of paper can create within us a tremor, a feeling that we are not alone.
Lying awake with the night wrapped around your shoulders and the silence within you juxtaposing with the silence outside of you, uniting you with the great silence of the universe, you realise there is so much more life than just the glorious and energising splendour of the day. The silence throbs and resonates within you and connects you to the mystery of which we are a part.
As your eyes adjust to the darkness, you lose that strange fear of the dark which has been built into us by the overexposure to artificial light, you feel the comfort of the protective dark around you. The darkness brings out the thoughts which had not seen the light of day.
The suppressed thoughts gets a relief and come out and dance in your mind, the hidden images are brought into full force, the fears and the tensions and the worries and the wishes, all take a form and act out in front of you, inviting you to join the dance, to explore them and love them, teaching you to know them more. Why be afraid of the darkness? Which brings you in front of yourself? Which is your soul meeting its own true self..where you are what you are in your essence..?
Come, embrace the night, seek the entwining arms of the darkness, submerge yourself in the bliss of you in your serenity and in your peace, recharge and replenish the silence which is the ambrosia for your soul, dance with your thoughts, lose yourself in the sweetness of the night, where you are with yourself.
Close those tired eyes, strained with the stress of waking and watching and looking out into the open, and seeking the light, the harsh daylight, the all exposing illumination. Open your eyes to the soothing shades of the night, feel its gentle touch and submerge yourself to that peace.