So today I am combining FOUR prompts. Two are not from WordPress, however Fandango’s word today, ensconced, goes along with the theme for October’s 1st challenge of OctPoWriMo “shining your light,” and a one minute meditation (OMM) for women, “Our brightest transformations can come from our darkest experiences.” – Jennifer Westrom LPC. I am also submitting this for Colleen’s TankaTuesday #SpecificForm:Tanka.
Hard experiences can help a person grow and/or change. Hard experiences move one out of their ensconced belief, a belief of having the one and only truth, to finding out that there are other truths. It takes others to shine a light so that others can see even a glimpse of what is out there beyond their comfortable position.
The song goes, “this little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.” I learned this in church, and it has become a song of resistance. I like to think of it as a song of resistance. And actually it was a song of resistance in our church – challenging us to shine a light on sin and stand up for justice.
I once was ensconced in a religion of fear someone shone a light possibilities were seen another journey began others saw me turn away from fear and sadness no longer entrapped lonely, yet censorship free I was ready for new paths my little flashlight now shines to light paths ahead torching the darkness roadblocks illuminated I am walking to the light