From Darkness to Light Day 12 by Lee Hamblin

This is Why I Sing by Lee Hamblin of Lee Hamblin, Stories I Have Written   The following piece is about the time when I was doing my Yoga Teacher Training back in 2001 at a retreat centre somewhere among green fields and the beautiful countryside of England. We were in nature, in peace, happily …

From Darkness to Light Day 11 by Aditi Rungta

Even in the Darkness by Aditi Rungta of My Expie!   Even in the darkness, there is light. We might not see everything that is present, but we surely see everything that is necessary. Life is an uncertain package where there are moments that are extremely exuberant and there are moments that bring us down, …

From Darkness to Light Day 10 by Linda Lee Lyberg

The Last Call by Linda Lee Lyberg of Charmed Chaos   Death collects its ransom from the living. February 18,1994. 3AM. The phone beside my bed is ringing. Nothing good ever comes from a call at 3AM and this one is no different. Forcing myself from slumber, I answer. Screaming and yelling on the other …

From Darkness to Light Day 9 by Brianna Hand

Appreciate Those Who Can Handle Walking Around in the Dark by Brianna Hand of Creatively Political & Politically Creative   During the past two years, I’ve fallen down a lot of holes. Some, I didn’t think I would ever be able to get out of, despite it being my own choice that I ended up …

From Darkness to Light Day 8 by Eugene Palmer

The Responsibility Gene by Eugene Palmer   My dad wrote the story of his life about 20 years ago. It told the story of a normal life. Nothing spectacular. Nothing horrible. He just lived his life moving forward. Joining the military, getting married, having kids and grandkids. He lived the “American dream” quietly and responsibly. …

From Darkness to Light Day 7 by Paula Mould

The End of My Wasted Life by Paula Mould of PaulaMould.com   I died on the night of March 6, 2015, shortly after 10 pm. I wasn’t expecting to die that night. I was expecting just more of the same from my life. Dissatisfied in my marriage for so many reasons. Exhausted from running my tech company. …

From Darkness to Light Day 6 by Arifa Sidhpurwala

This is Me… A derivative of darkness by Arifa Sidhpurwala of An Aspirers Confessions   We may be miles apart, but we live in the same world. Our lives may be different, but somewhere, sometime, somehow our experiences are alike. We all have our own little story that has led us into today. These stories …

From Darkness to Light Day 5 by Connor Gallagher

And Yet it Shines by Connor Gallagher   I grew up a devout Catholic. Somehow, as heavy as the whole tradition was, there was one idea that entered deeply into my mind: “A light shines in the darkness.” As an alcoholic, the sentiment behind these words has sustained me and given me great hope over …

From Darkness to Light Day 4 by Anita Jung

Finding Meaning in It by Anita Jung   They met on a rainy day. Marlene was walking in a little village up in the mountains; the only noise was the rain failing on the leaves. The sound calmed her, as did the smell of the wet soil. The green mountains were presently taken by the …

From Darkness to Light Day 3 by Kilaya Ciriello

An Illness Saved My Life by Kilaya Ciriello of the KILAYACIRIELLO blog.   I didn’t really have much more than I could squeeze into my Ford Aerostar Cargo minivan when I decided to up and move from New York City to Los Angeles in 1998. I was a fine art painter with a basement art studio …