Artwork by: Vivianna Diaz de Leon, 23

Think of the Sun

Begin by closing your eyes and think about the sun’s daily journey (or moon if you prefer). Picture the colors and feelings of morning, midday, and evening. As you imagine the sun rising then setting, think of how each stage in the sky makes you feel. When you’re ready, think of your loved one, that dream, or lost opportunity as that setting sun. How does that sunset make you feel? Even though we know sunsets are a part of life, it doesn’t make them any less painful.

Allow yourself to meditate on this visualization of the sun’s cycles. What about the setting sun is the most difficult?

Prompt by: Vivianna Diaz de Leon, 23