November 2, 2021•389 words
"When you think all is forsaken
Listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
You need never feel broken again
Sometimes darkness can show you the light"
No, I don't mean to SEEK the darkness.
There's no need to actively look for pain. Life provides enough pain already.
Just, notice the pain that IS there.
As shadows are proof that light is there, pain is proof that joy is there.
One thing I hate - hate - is characters in stories who have no shadow. Like Superman used to be.
Another thing that I hate (less, tho'), is characters who are ALL shadow. Like some DC characters, who are ALL DARK AND BROODING, a shortcut by newer writers who followed in the path of Frank Miller's Dark Knight but without the depth of understanding.
It's like this - one day, I realised that all real objects cast shadows.
The brighter the light, the darker the shadow.
Anything that doesn't cast a shadow isn't real.
People who pretend life's ALL great aren't real.
And yet, a shadow is not a thing in itself. It is EVIDENCE of a thing standing before a light.
If you find a dark shadow following you around, be heartened - there is a bright light shining on you.
If you're seeing a dark shadow, you just need to look the other way, and you'll see the light.
For example, if you're seeing a shadow that taunts you with a sense that your life is futile, it is because there's a light at your back shining on your worth and destiny. It's bringing out that contrast.
Don't fight it, just turn around and embrace the divine light of your life's calling.
It feels good, like sunbathing. Just take it in sensible doses so you don't get sunburned. Trust your instincts; you know how much is enough for you per session.
If you're seeing a dark shadow in your life, it means:
- You're REAL, and
- You have a bright light shining on you.
You just need to choose where to look.
"Sometimes darkness can show you the light."
Darkness tells you where to look for the light.
If this brings light to you, please share it. You never know who needs some light in their life.