‘nothing new under the sun’

But in the sun everything is new

September 15th 2013
In the morning when you go to watch the sunrise, allow yourself to be filled with the purity of the atmosphere and with the glow that gradually appears on the horizon announcing the coming of a new day. Life on earth, it is true, is but a succession of new beginnings. ‘There is nothing new under the sun’, said Solomon in Ecclesiastes, and he found this perpetual beginning anew tedious. He had known everything, experienced everything, owned everything and eventually concluded it was all merely ‘vanity and a chasing after wind.’ Yes, there may be nothing new under the sun, but why remain under the sun? If we rise up into it and resonate with its heart, everything will seem new to us every day.