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 really accept the validity of your character? They couldn’t.

Life is wonderfully balanced. So to be truly positive you have to experience significant 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 upbeat because I truly am out in this world to help others love profoundly and possibly, just maybe, something I talk about in depth will help someone bring some light into their heart. For years I’ve been willing to pull a lesson or learning point out of even the worst eventualities to help provoke thought in others. But what I want to share with you is that I am not always positive. In fact, 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 and more I deeply love with everything I have, the more deeply I feel agony, hurt, loss, and everything else that can make your hands tremble when it comes about. I feel those things now more than I ever have in the past. The liquefying of a cold heart many years ago gone has exposed it to be bare, uncovered, and gives it the capacity to feel everything intensely.

So frequently, writing something that’s optimistic, is essentially me fighting as firmly as I can to keep a positive outlook on life. Actually, some days are a lot harder than others. Some days, I feel just like I’ll just barely breath.

Throughout the years, I’ve learnt to express these things through my art and pour myself out through my writing and I really am so lucky to have that. So if you are deeply suffering, just know, I struggle just as much.

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

Evan Sanders is the author of The Words Of Encouragement, a website dedicated to bringing the best quotes, motivational content on the web, and blogs all to one place. Going through a rough patch in life? I put together some quotes about death to help you if you are suffering through the loss of a loved one.

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