Sikhs and Hindus and Jaians all celebrate Diwali this weekend at the new moon. Darkness has ended, light is returning. We light candles to carry our hopes.
This has been a dark time politically, a time when our institutions are doing nothing to help us with fear of a virus, but are isolating us from one another, unnecessarily IMO, at great cost to our culture and our resilience.
A time of great darkness is coming to an end, and we are fortunate to have an opportunity to create a more beautiful world, a world of diversity where individuals flourish, a world of harmony among humans and other living forms. In Hindu tradition, this is the close of the Kali yuga which has lasted thousands of years, and the dawn of a new Satya yuga, the time of truth, a golden age of humanity that will last 1.7 million years.