True Dharma Eye Case 81: Yunmen's "Everyone's Light"
All of us go through seasons of darkness-illness, financial difficulties, the loss of an important relationship. Our usual method of dealing with difficult times is to try to fend them off with distractions. This may work for a while, but eventually we find that our distractions make our suffering worse. But we don't need to run away from our lives: the truth is that even in the darkest time, we are always amidst illumination. We each possess a light that cannot be seen with the eye, and when we learn to trust this inner luminosity we realize we have the strength to navigate difficult times and also help others when their lives are full of shadows.