Three things cannot be long hidden. The sun, the moon, and the truth. Buddha Every morning, when I wake up the first thing I do, is thank god for keeping me alive to experience another beautiful day. After that, I slowly pull my curtains to see the sunrise. I watch how peacefully, steadily, warmly, and in a beautiful color, the sun comes up. I learn a lot from the sun and moon. They are my teachers, my guru. Have you ever imagined if there is no sun for a single day or a single moment? . What will happen? . Neither we survive nor a single creature.
The everyday sun rises with the same pace, pride, and dignity. Sometimes black clouds hover in the sky but sunrise is. Sometimes the harsh wind blows till sunrise. It appears in its own schedule smiling and giving its light to the world. Though there are many ups and down, suffering, struggles in life we need to accept them and move on happily. Every day cannot be joyful but we need to smile and move ahead like a sun.
I am in Dubai these days. I feel lucky that I can see the sunrise from my building. I am staying in a rented flat and this building is 45 stories. I live on the 15th floor from where every morning I greet the sun or vice versa. Watching the sunrise melts my heart and tears in my eyes. Tears of joy. It makes me feel darkness is over. Sun makes me realize the impermanence. Every day with the rising sun my life is shortening. Parents, children, husband, money, house, car, etc won’t last forever. Everything is impermanence. So I need not waste a single time practicing Dharma.
Just a single sun can give so much to this world . Why can’t we human be like a sun ? Why can’t we love each other unconditionally? Why can’t we transcend the borders between traditions, between religions, ideologies and systems to come together as one ?
Here is my all-time favorite song by Noora Jones. Sunrise, Looks like the morning in your eyes…