Bright Lights And Dark Shadows

You can’t always be positive every single day.

If you were positive all of the time, how could people really trust what you were saying? Wouldn’t they trust you a little bit more if they heard about your struggles and defeats?

To be truly positive you have to be willing to suffer through the negatives. You have to be willing to fight through the dark times in order to see the light. Carl Jung once said, “The brighter the light the darker the shadow.” That statement couldn’t be any truer.

In my life, I try and keep my writing pretty positive and hopeful because I am out in this world to help others love deeply and perhaps, just maybe, something I talk about 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 situations to help provoke thought in others. But what I’d like to share with you is that I am not always positive. Actually I don’t ever force myself to be because that only creates inauthenticity.

I have really dark moments and days at times. In fact, the more I love with everything I have, the more I feel pain, hurt, loss, and everything else that can make your hands tremble when it comes around. I feel those things now more than I ever have before. The softening of a cold heart so many years ago has exposed it to be naked, exposed, and gives it the capability to feel everything intensely.

It’s possible to find light within all of this darkness. It’s possible to bring a positive outlook to your life despite many negative things going on. Are you going to always be able to stay positive? No. But you can give it your best effort and attempt to see the light in all situations.

If we can all take these negative situations of life and find a way to bring them out into the light we can truly create inspiring stories with them. We are all struggling, so to share your story with the world is to share a common story among all of us.

Struggle hard. Love hard.

Evan Sanders is a professional life coach at AYKME Life Coaching and writes daily articles on the journey of life at The Words Of Encouragement Dive into these Tired Quotes for some inspiration to get back up and get moving.