>>>Unpleasant emotions are not monsters to run from. Rather they are entities of darkness, which lead us to light and clarity.
Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back.
They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away.
They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck.
This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.”
We just have to open our eyes, and our hearts to the knowledge which the darkness provides us with.
We have to remind ourselves that the darkness doesn’t last forever.
That it doesn’t define who we are.
And that we have within us, a sleeping power, waiting to be awakened.
The power to embrace the darkness.
And the strength to move beyond it.