Have you ever noticed how much contrast there is in life?
- Acceptance/Desire for Growth
I’m learning to accept that there is truth and beauty in life’s contrasts. I spent so many years of my life chasing the light and hiding from the darkness. I’ve realized only recently that one contrast cannot exist without the other. Fighting against one will not make it disappear. The best thing to do is try to accept both sides.
This week, I am trying to embrace the light and darkness as equally valuable and as a natural part of life. I will try to face each feeling with gratitude for teaching and guiding me. I’m still working on surrendering to this truth.
And for today, I feel as though I am returning to myself again. When I am able to accept the contracts, I feel peaceful, alive, and free.
If you’re having a tough time recognizing the contracts in your life, start with identifying it in nature. Go outside and observe the raw contrast nature creates. From the buildings silhouettes against the skyline, formation of the clouds, and shady reflection of the trees on the ground. You’ll notice that without the contrast, life would be a little more boring.
Contrast, whether in nature or life, makes an impression, grabs our attention, and captivates our mind.
What contrast stands out to you now?
“There are dark shadows on the Earth, but it’s lights are stronger in the contrasts”
Art: Geoffrey Johnson