Gentle darkness


Each one of us has lived through tough times – and there have been moments for each of us in which we have wished that things had gone differently, that we didn’t have to walk through that dark night, to step into that emptiness that scoured our heart and threatened to crush our soul. For some of us, the abyss has been deeper and darker than it has for others. yet each of us has had to look into that darkness, walking through it one trembling step at a time.

I don’t know where you are – for you right now all may be well, the darkness just a shadow in your past. For others who at this moment are walking through that place where hope seems lost and the coldness saps the joy from our souls and the courage from our hearts. these are the times in which heroes are born, where character is created.

Joseph Campbell once explained:

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life.

Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

Without these moments of darkness, we never truly see who we are. In all that life brings us, there is a gift.. something that makes us more real, more powerful, wiser, stronger, more courageous. more true to who we really are. Campbell went on to say:

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.

If life right now seems tough, then look up to the stars and know that you are loved. That you are growing. That you are becoming more truly you. And if, in this moment, you feel you have no hope. then lean on mine. And know that these things, too, shall pass.

You are more precious than you can possibly imagine.

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