One day in time, you were born. Through a world of absolute darkness, you have made your way into the light. A world full of wonders. Only your senses to experience the first presents life has to offer. The smell of a new mother’s skin, the sound of a truly amazed father, the soft touch of sheep’s wool wrapped around your naked body. The taste of a potion especially made for you. The awareness of a continued base inside your chest beating to the rhythm of your feelings. Sad, happy, lonely, misunderstood, loved, all played their own song within your heart. You loved listening to it, connecting the songs to your daily experiences.
Then vision slowly made her appearance. Life as you felt it turned into visible matter. Now colors, faces, animals, skies and so much more start to move in front of your own eyes. The world turned into your own personal canvas to touch and experience. Meanwhile your body is making its own active performance in this ever-moving landscape. Driven by the beat of your personal drum you’re dancing, laughing, creating and loving the sparkling light of your life. How can you not regret jumping as high as possible to aim for more experiences full of that exhilarating light? You happily take the risk of falling after yet another high jump. Besides, you have forgotten the experience of total darkness. You jump but this time you fall, and it turns dark. Your fall is deep, and it hurts. Because you experience this darkness as a place where you cannot see. No more pretty faces smiling back at you, because yours faces the ground. No more green and blooming landscapes to enjoy, no more dancing stars to merge with. It is too dark, and your vision has shut down. But please remember where your life has started, the darkness. Do you remember that time before your vision made an appearance? Your senses were your storytellers; they were the sincerest translators of everything surrounding you. Input for your conscious awareness, offering melody to the beating of your heart.
In the dark you experience the world in its purest form. Your latest jump to aim for the highest light brought you back to these precious gifts. Your trustworthy senses, which never actually left your side. They’re all still available to you, so you can use them to rediscover the world. Let your senses unwrap the gift of darkness when you taste your mothers cooking, when hearing new music, feel the changing of seasons, smelling your baby’s skin. Allow your time to transit new and improved melodies to the beating of your heart. Rediscover your natural rhythm; the one everyone is born with. Create stories for yourself and let the wonders of this beautiful world give you that sparkle. Because these sparkles will light up your vision again and before you know it, you’ll be reunited with your light again.
Written by Nzinga Naima