Walk on the Sunny Side
Walking on the sunny side is a question of choice and represents a positive wakefulness that enables us to make choices in a spirit of optimism. To make pessimistic choices is like walking on the dark side, without any clear sense of direction, unclear choices, made like stabs in the dark, invokes unwanted responses that we have to deal with.
The sunny side represents the clear light of consciousness and a clear untroubled mind. A side to be enjoyed and immersed in, not unlike a clear summers day, when sunlight supports and upholds life, so does the catalytic light of consciousness have the power to make positive and supportive changes in one’s life. This light can be obscured by troublesome thoughts, like as when clouds move across the face of the sun, yet the clear light, although hidden, ever remains. We have to learn to meditate, still the mind and rediscover the refreshing clarity that lies within.
There are practical benefits to walking on the sunny side, as when making a conscious evaluation of one’s life. To be aware when walking, also improves the efficiency of action, as consciousness has close links with feeling, so that movement becomes stress free. Meeting other people in a spirit of openness, makes for better relationship, as there for the grace of God go I. Breathing with awareness of the breath and becoming conscious of the breath, can imbue the lungs with life and light, so that each breath becomes more peaceful and charged with life giving energy. These are but the first steps toward a body of light.
Take every opportunity to meditate in sunlight and carry the light inward toward the centre of one’s being. The Sun is energising and life giving; each spring, bringing forth new life from the earth, as it fulfils God’s purpose. There is a close link between the Sun and the centre of our own will. Meditate during the light of the day and carry the light inward and feel that the light of the world is your light, so that you feel inwardly refreshed and your inmost will becomes a centre of joyful initiative.