Let There Be Light

Posted on in Features by Rob Sidon

Light, which made its explosive debut at the moment of the Creation—the Big Bang—never once lost stature as the ultimate matinee idol. Light reflects our exterior physical reality and too as our divine inner essence. For this Holiday issue, Common Ground is proud to assemble a photo pictorial celebrating the ubiquitous majesty of light. With gratitude and awe, we bow and pray…

Let There Be Light.

“And God said, ‘Let there be light.’ And there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good.”
(Genesis 1:3–5)

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.”
—Harry Dixon Loes

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real
tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When you possess
light within, you see it
—Anais Nin

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
—Leonard Cohen

“I will love the light for it
shows me the way. Yet I
will endure the darkness
for it shows me the stars.”
—Og Mandino

“You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in.”
—Arlo Guthrie

“The black moment is the moment when
the real message of transformation is
going to come. At the darkest moment
comes the light.”
—Joseph Campbell

“Love is not consolation. It is light.”
—Simone Weil

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
—Kahlil Gibran

“You know the day destroys the night
Night divides the day. . .”
—The Doors

“The moment that he begins to walk along it, the warrior of
the light recognizes the path.”
—Paul Coelho

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