You can’t always be right. Actually if you were right all of the time, how could people honestly count on the authenticity of your character? They couldn’t.
Life is amazingly balanced. So to be truly positive you really have to experience substantial negatives as well. That’s simply the way that the world works. As Carl Jung once said, “The brighter the light the darker the shadow.” I think that really applies here as well.
In my life, I try and keep my writing pretty positive and hopeful because I’m out in this world to help people love profoundly and possibly, just maybe, something I talk about in depth will help someone bring some light into their heart. For years I’ve been willing to pull a lesson or learning point out of even the worst situations to help inspire others. But what I would like to share with you is that I am not always positive. In fact, I don’t ever force myself to be because that only creates inauthenticity.
I have very dark moments and days at certain times. Actually the greater I deeply love with everything I have, the more extremely I feel agony, hurt, loss, and everything else that can make your hands shake when it comes round. I feel those things now more than I ever have previously. The melting of a cold heart all those years gone has exposed it to be naked, uncovered, and gives it the opportunity to feel everything intensely.
So sometimes, writing something that’s optimistic, is essentially me fighting as hard as I will to keep a good outlook on life. In truth, some days are way harder than others. Some days, I feel just like I’ll barely breath.
Across the years, I’ve been taught to express these things through my art and pour myself out through my writing and I’m so lucky to have that. So if you are deeply suffering, just know, I struggle just as much.
I struggle hard. And with all of that, I love hard.
Evan Sanders is the author of The Words Of Encouragement, a website dedicated to bringing the best quotes, motivational content on the web, and blogs all to one place. Going through a rough patch in life? I put together some quotes about death to help you if you are suffering through the loss of a loved one.