When we face difficult times, a normal reaction is to play the victim and ask ‘Why us?’ We tend to think ‘Why is this happening to me?’ when in reality, dark times are part of life, everyone has to go through them, and many times it’s a way for the universe to Test you, to make you stronger, braver, and a better person. Dark times are a way for us to realize who and what the really important people and things are in our life. Many times the challenges we face are not curses, but blessings in disguise. The next time we’re facing a particularly daunting task or a situation we may perceive as negative, it would pay to take a step back, a deep breath, steady ourselves and focus on what we have to do to make this better, which will help us raise strong inner forces from the depths of our being to the surface, instead of lamenting the situation, which gets us nowhere. Without the darkness, we would never see the stars.

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6 thoughts on “Darkness

  1. Yes, yes, and YES! Very well stated.

    I have to remind myself of this, especially with recent developments in my own life. In fact, I thought this very way a week or so ago. I said to my wife, “It’s good that this (bad event) happened right now because better that I know now where I stand than at some later time in the future when it will be too late to be better prepared—to know who I will not be able to count on.” People eventually reveal their true colors; they eventually weed themselves out of your life if they weren’t ever for you, or become so. Sure, it’s painful at the time, but really: What a blessing to know now rather than later!

    And yes, I do believe we are tested. One of these tests is not to become embittered, or return harm for harm, which is a form of forgiveness. Nevertheless, it can be a tough row to hoe—not to let the disappointments and hurt cause you to think in an ambivalent way.

    “Know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
    “Be wise as a serpent, but harmless as a dove.”

    • I really like those quotes! And I definitely understand. It is truly a blessing in disguise when people who weren’t right for you weed themselves out of your life, and also very important not to let these type of things embitter our character. We should live out of deeds of love always, and also with tolerance for others and their unique intentions, whatever they may be.

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