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Turning On Your Light In Dark Times

Turning On Your Light In Dark Times

You can't always be positive. Actually if you were positive all of the time, how could people honestly accept the authenticity of your character? They couldn't.

Life is amazingly balanced. In order to be truly positive you must experience substantial negatives as well. That's simply the way in which the world works. As Carl Jung once said, "The brighter the light the darker the shadow." I think that really applies here as well.

In my life, I try and keep my writing pretty positive and optimistic because I truly am out in this world to help people love deeply and perhaps, just maybe, something I talk about in depth will help someone bring some light into their heart. For years I've been able to pull a lesson or learning point out of even the worst circumstances to help provoke thought in others. But what I would like to share with you is that I am not necessarily positive. In reality I don't ever force myself to be because that only creates inauthenticity.

I have awfully dark moments and days at times. In reality the more I truly love with everything I have, the more deeply I feel discomfort, hurt, loss, and everything else that may make your hands shake when it comes round. I feel those things now more than I ever have before. The liquefying of a cold heart many years ago gone has exposed it to be exposed, vulnerable, and gives it the opportunity to feel everything intensely.

So frequently, writing something that's upbeat, is really me fighting as tough as I'm able to to keep a good outlook on life. In truth, some days are a lot tougher than others. Some days, I feel like I can just barely breath.

Throughout the years, I have learned to express these things through my art and pour myself out through my writing and I am so lucky to have that. So if you are suffering, just know, I struggle too.

I struggle hard. And with all of that, I love hard.

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