The moon, in all her beautiful glory, teaches us through her phases.
She shows up in my creative work a lot as a metaphor for this human experience we’re on; having so much to teach us and reminding us every night when she shows up in the sky.
A few lessons you can learn from the moon:
𝟭. 𝗪𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻’𝘁 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗼𝗼.
Without the contrast of having bad days, we can never know how good, good feels. The dark phases of life are necessary to feel the joy of the light. If you’re feeling in a dark place, sit in it knowing the brightness of your full moon is coming soon.
𝟮. 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻’𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲’𝘀 𝗽𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀
Phases evolve in the darkness, growing only ever so slightly with each passing night. Just as the moon progresses in phases, so do we.
Comparison trap tricks us into thinking that we need to shine like a full moon always, that there is no room for phases – because often that’s the only part of other’s journeys that we see. Stay present and see your phases for the beautiful growth that they are, and your full moon light will shine brightly for you just when it's ready to.
𝟯. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀 – 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆
We only get the moon for so many hours a night before it disappears slowly into the horizon, giving the sun its opportunity to shine.
Let the moon’s fickleness serve as a reminder of life’s changing nature. Know that everything you experience will pass, both the highs and the lows. The trick is learning to stay present and bright through it all.
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