Celebrating what is pushing right back within us

Dear Ones,

You will need to scroll and read down to the bottom of this post to find the meaning and reason for this week’s title.

Today, the words of the French writer Albert Camus came back to the fore of my consciousness; words you most certainly know:

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”

The Lord Ashton Memorial in Lancaster, England

Perhaps because of the association I made this month with the “dark night of the soul” which—you may agree if you’ve experienced one—truly feels like a “deep, freezing winter.”

The freezing of one’s world—for what purpose but renewal or rebirth, one might ask.

So today, thanks to the long quote that was offered early this month by my friend Tatjana, I would like to celebrate with you what “is pushing right back within.”

Within each and everyone of us, that is.

Be it that we are experiencing (and projecting) winter, prejudice, jealousy or any other mental ailments.

Celebrating that gold within will have one major effect—to make it shine even brighter!

In our hearts first, reflected that it will be in the hearts and smiles of many other folks.

Albert Camus’s words

My dear,

In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.

In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.

I realized, through it all, that…

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me there is something stronger—something better, pushing right back.

Link to Facebook invitation:


About new desert

Nurturing the Gift of Seeking is about a spiritual "destination," a journey within, a new beginning, that eventually takes us where we are meant to arrive. Some call it Home, yet I am not sure what Home means, and where it is. Enjoy the journey, dear Ones! On this journey, what matters, first and foremost, is our seeking spirit. And the seed of perseverance--or faith, if you will. Happy journey, dear fellow Sisters and Brothers!
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