"However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light." - Stanley Kubrick
Darkness always comes bearing gifts. Perhaps it is this one that is the greatest gift of them all...
Pain and suffering are often the most fertile grounds for beauty to grow. Seeds planted in a pile of… well, shit. Of course, when you’re buried under it, there’s no beauty to be found.
Pema Chödrön shares her insights on fear, fearlessness, and embracing the unknown in an excerpt from When Things Fall Apart. "Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth."
"This being human is a guest house. Every morning, a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all." - Rumi
"It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure." - Joseph Campbell
No matter how bad things may seem, remember that this is when the magic happens. From the darkest moment comes the dawn...
"The greatest gift we can give to a person in pain is to hold in our own minds the thought that there is a light beyond this darkness." - Marianne Williamson
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there is a light shining nearby." - Ruth E. Renkel
"In a dark time, the eye begins to see." - Theodore Roethke