reblog from my great friend ms. joan erakit, who never disappoints where inspiration and courage are concerned. sometimes, that's really all we are looking for..
A day will come when you will be stirred by unexpected events.
A part of you will die and you will begin to search for the elixir to bring this part of your back to life. You will seek this elixir in friends, lovers, enemies, books, religion, foreign countries, heroes, songs, rituals and jobs. But no matter where you look, the treasure will evade you.
All will seem lost.
You will lose all hope that this magic potion even exists. It will be the darkest of nights, and the promise of certain death will lead you to the abyss of despair. But, staring into the abyss, you will begin to see the dim light of your own illumined soul.
Your radiance will transform the abyss itself into the elusive elixir of life. And for the first time you will realize that all the while…it was your own light that you were searching for.