Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and we had a special extended practice with Shannon Kluever this year.  Here are some poems and other inspiration from that event.  

One day the sun admitted,

I am just a shadow.

I wish I could show you

the infinite incandescence

that has cast my brilliant image!

I wish I could show you when you are lonely

or in darkness

the astonishing light

of your own being!


Even after all this time

the sun never says

to the earth

you owe me.

Look what happens

with a love like that...

It lights up the whole world.

~ Rumi


In the middle of winter

I at last discovered

within me

an invincible Summer!



The rising sun blesses my mind with joy...

The setting sun blesses my mind with peace.

~ Sri Chinmoy