The Sun Is Always Shining (Even When Clouds Are In the Way)

One of my favorite analogies in mediation compares thoughts to clouds passing across the sky. It is often mentioned that the sun is always shining even when its light is temporarily obscured. Similarly, negative or anxious thoughts do not mean that there is not light, it just means that you cannot see it for a time.

Meditation teaches you to note the clouds without judgement and without trying to change them. It teaches you to trust that they are temporary and also inevitable. It teaches you to be at peace in the shade and also to be aware and grateful for the moments of light.

The literal sun, along with the first fall temperatures of the year, blessed the final few days of my fall break. It was enough to convince me to put off some responsibilities and instead head up into the mountains to play.


And play was exactly what I needed:)

Feeling grateful for the opportunity and the reminder that the sun is always shining even when clouds are in the way.

Thank you for sharing!

4 thoughts on “The Sun Is Always Shining (Even When Clouds Are In the Way)

  1. A Familiar Stranger – Middlesbrough, North East England – My name is Matthew Williams, single father to two wonderful children, making it up as I go along. I am a blogger and author. I started my blog, Love, Laughter & Truth, in December 2015 as I attempted to make sense of my rollercoaster life following depression, divorce, and my introduction to the weird world of dating. My first book, Something Changed: Stumbling Through Divorce, Dating & Depression, was published in paperback by Sixth Element Publishing in December 2017, and is available to buy on Amazon. You can find my writing at I hope to see you there!. Very best wishes Matthew
    Love, Laughter & Truth says:

    Clouds are in my sky right now but I know the sun is always there waiting to shine again.

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