To know your darkness is to love it.

We often hear so much

“Look on the bright side”

“Think positive thoughts”

Which often can leave us feeling inadequate and fundamentally flawed in the face of adversity, contrast or struggle.

I think this can be unhealthy and destructive under certain circumstances,

as it often leaves no room for sharing and expressing our vulnerability.

Our need to be seen and accepted in all of our forms, light and dark.

To know your darkness you need to spend time with it.

Running from it or denying it only prolongs the inevitable.

You have to be brave and face it. Learn to accept it and to love it.

Transformation has no timeline or agenda.

Self-acceptance is a process.

The positivity will come

But let it come naturally.