Bright Lights And Dark Shadows

You can’t always be positive. In reality if you were positive all of the time, how could people honestly believe in the authenticity of your character? They couldn’t.

Life is amazingly balanced. To be truly positive you must experience significant negatives as well. That’s simply the way 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 people love profoundly 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 eventualities to help provoke thought in others. But what I would like 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 really dark moments and days at times. In reality the greater I truly love with everything I have, the more deeply I feel pain, hurt, loss, and everything else that can make your hands quiver when it comes round. I feel those things now more than I ever have in the past. The liquefying of a cold heart many years ago back has exposed it to be naked, vulnerable, and gives it the capacity to feel everything intensely.

So sometimes, writing something that’s optimistic, is actually me fighting as hard as I will to keep a good outlook on life. In reality, some days are way harder than others. Some days, I feel just like I can hardly breath.

Over the years, I’ve learnt to express these things through my art and pour myself out through my writing and I’m so blessed to have that. So if you’re suffering, just know, I struggle too.

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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