I’m tired of hearing how we need to embrace the darkness within.
We’ve been drawn to the darkness since the dawn of time.
We’ve romanticised it, glamourised it, celebrated it.
The tormented artist, the misunderstood movie star, the depressed and suicidal writer – these have been our heroes for centuries now.
We’ve linked creativity to suffering.
We’ve accepted bad behaviour based on someone’s insecurities.
We’ve aspired and bought into the whole concept of pain purifying us.
I’m not trivialising anyone’s pain, anyone’s angst or disillusionment in their life.
I totally get that maybe your past was horrid.
I’m simply suggesting that the ways we’ve been attempting to deal with this, the ways we’ve been using to rid ourselves of this darkness doesn’t seem to be working so well.
Maybe, just maybe being light instead of heavy could be the answer.
Maybe focusing on what’s right for a day instead of wallowing in what’s wrong may bring you more joy.
I mean what have you got to lose?
If I’m wrong come back and pick up your burden.
If I’m wrong then come back and collect your pain.
It will be right where you left it waiting patiently for you to shower it with your attention and with your certainty.
And if it’s not?
Well you could try the Lost and Found department, but would you really want it back?
So now you know you have nothing to lose, what’s right about your life in this moment?
What feels good in this moment?
What could you do in THIS moment that would bring you more Joy?