Everyone is anxiously waiting on the rare moment to watch one of God’s scientific wonders; the Eclipse! Well, at least pretty much everybody.
Let’s be honest. You don’t have to be an astrologist to have a grand appreciation for what is considered a lifetime event. Any one with knowledge of what is going on, from the eldest to the youngest, is somewhat excited about this historic occasion.
It’s almost as rare as seeing Halley’s Comet, which I remember watching by the way!
But for the past week I have really tuned in and observed how everyone is responding to the eclipse. The media has been doing a great job in getting everyone cautionary prepared. As a result, stores and online retailers have been busy with shoppers searching for adequate eye-wear.
Administrators and educators have been preparing their schools and students to receive the best educational experience. And I just know this event has every science teacher like a kid in a candy store!
Other than Christmas Eve and the Fourth of July, the eclipse is the only time I have seen so many people excited about light turning to darkness.
Can you believe that there might be people who are not as enthusiastic about the eclipse as everyone else?
It’s true! Those that experience an eclipse about three to four times a week are not that impressed about seeing one that only occurs decades at a time. Are you wondering what planet they live on?
Earth. The same planet as you do.
You see, some of us know exactly how it feels to have our world completely surrounded by darkness when there is supposed to be light.
Those affected by a mood disorder experience an ecliptic mood swing on a frequent basis. Unlike mood disorders, there is a set abbreviated time frame for a solar eclipse. And its viewers are willing participants.
This is not the case for those with mood disorders.
One can not just determine when they will experience a happy or sad time. One can not just cut off the darkness that is covering up their sunshine. In fact, those with mood disorders fight hard not to have darkness take control of their lives.
People directly affected by mood disorders such as bipolar, depression or dysthymia typically don’t get excited about darkness, but rather the light. When you have spent most of your days, weeks, months and even years in a dark place, you are eager to see and enjoy a sunny day.
So, as you enjoy today’s eclipse or even find yourself reminiscing about the experience, be mindful that you have temporarily caught a glimpse inside the lives of those who live in darkness most of the time. Try to imagine most of your day in darkness on a daily basis; instead of, light.
Would you be able to function the same way?
I encourage you to enjoy the eclipse, but after it is over with make a more intentional effort to enjoy the sunshine too!
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