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The Certainty of the Rooster

“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” – Bernard Williams

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

Within our obstacles and struggles lie the answers and insight necessary to move beyond feelings, automatic reaction and shallow perspective to understanding, clarity and transformation.

Getting the right answers requires asking the right questions. If we dare to enter the space of honest inquiry, choosing to linger, we move past trite and obvious answers to deeper meaning found in “root” work. With time, patience and faith, we trust that the rooster will crow and the darkness of night transforms to the breaking of day and gift of light.

In Jewish tradition, they refer to “the wisdom of the rooster.” The rooster is the first to sense that the day is breaking and announces the coming of light. Knowing that the light always enters at the right time offers hope in the certainty of transition from dark to light.

Wait and anticipate the call of the rooster announcing the breaking of dawn and entrance of light. What follows is discovery, clarity and light that transforms our yesterdays, todays and tomorrows into meaning, joy and purpose.

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” – Larry King

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