Total Eclipse of the Sun: Natural Order

Even at peak totality of a lunar eclipse, there is light found circumambulating the perimeter of the moon; the moon does not possess adequate strength in the restraint of the sun’s illuminating rays, evidencing the resiliency of light to subjugation. Upon reflection, one most likely comes to the conclusion that the impediment of light is not an easy task, if not highly improbable. If one were to delve further into the topic, literal and figurative assertions could be made.

One could concede that an eclipse is nature’s reassurance, behind darkness there is always light; light is fundamental to life. The daily contrasting nature of the solar and lunar cycles is a more subtle yet constant example of the same principle. Once the sun has set and the moon is brilliantly shining in the sky, our eyes can adapt easily to the change in light frequency; it allows us the ability of vision at all times of day. The body’s perceptive inclinations are attuned to the natural transitioning of light throughout one’s day.

Perception, being fundamental to our living world, provides us the insight that guides us through routine stimuli. When the body perceives something unnatural it reacts in a hypersensitive state of dubiety. An eclipse, most especially a lunar eclipse at totality, is exemplary of this. The mind stresses to process the emergence of darkness and the appearance of light simultaneously in the heavens.  It’s imperative that one has heightened perception of their surroundings in order not to miss the laws governing our daily lives manifested through nature.  No matter how dark it may be, there is always light.

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