Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness
will we discover the infinite power of our light.
How many times in life do we attempt to suppress our darkness? We avoid feeling pain, loneliness, and other hard feelings. Do you realize when you hide from your dark places, you suppress the light? Joy, happiness, and radiance can not shine in a world that refuses to allow pain.
Today’s Journal Excerpt
Today’s doodle has a theme of light and dark. The unknown—the moon—symbolizes the subconscious mind (our shadow side). Despite these dark, hidden parts, the bird still sings.The bird symbolizes hope and light.
Themes of light and dark are common in life, yet we so often think we are only allowed to express the good things of life. It goes without saying, if you numb one aspect, you starve the other.
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Today’s Power Quote
When you numb your pain, you also numb your joy. —Brene Brown
Tell me. When is the last time you shared something dark with another safe person?
(Something dark doesn’t have to mean something bad. It can mean sharing a fear you’ve kept secret, or sharing something you’ve been to afraid to be open about.)
I encourage you. Find a trusted friend or therapist, and allow yourself to explore your darkness. Then watch with amazement as tiny rays of hope and joy shine their way into your life.
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