There is something about our Dominican sunrise, the first few hours of the morning that make us feel cleansed and rejuvenated, ready to move forward enthusiastically. Many traditions consider the light of the rising sun to be particularly divine in its origins; this is why so many people in the world face east when performing ritual.
But as the day wears on, we lose some of this dynamic energy and the inspiration it provides.This is may be why when thing are not going well we look forward to tomorrow as providing the possibility of renewal. We too can cultivate that rising sun energy inside ourselves, carrying it with us to light our way through any time of day or night.
One simple way to do this is to carry a photograph of your favorite rising sun with us in our wallet or purse. We can also post this image on our wall at work or at home, or have it as our screensaver on our cellphone or computer. And just take a moment to gaze at the image, allowing its light to enter into our hearts.