© 2011 Tonya M. Evans and originally published at ByTheSpirit.net [reprinted with permission]
“When I first heard this quote it hit me like a runaway train. Bam! I never saw the lesson coming but when I heard it, the sentiment resonated deeply within me.
Despite being the “SHINE” contributor, quiet as it’s kept my light isn’t always blinding. Sometimes when life and circumstances cast a shadow over me, even I struggle to find my light.
They say when the student is ready the teacher appears. Today, this quote was my teacher.
A “less than luminous” state can really get to you when you know intellectually about a higher spiritual path and seek to “walk the walk” and use your life as an example for others. The truth is, however, spiritual enlightenment doesn’t immune you from the realities of having a very human experience as a result of the hurt, loss and suffering that come with living sometimes.”