You can’t always be positive. Actually if you were positive all of the time, how could people truly believe in the authenticity of your character? They couldn’t.
Life is wonderfully balanced. In order to be truly positive you have to experience substantial negatives as well. That’s simply the way in which 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 optimistic because I’m out in this world to help people love deeply and maybe, 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 circumstances to help provoke thought in others. But what I want to share with you is that I am not necessarily positive. In fact, I don’t ever force myself to be because that only creates inauthenticity.
I have awfully dark moments and days at certain times. In reality the more and more I deeply love with everything I have, the more extremely I feel agony, hurt, loss, and everything else that can make your hands tremble when it comes round. I feel those things now more than I ever have previously. The melting of a cold heart so many years ago has exposed it to be exposed, vulnerable, and gives it the capability to feel everything intensely.
So often, writing something that’s upbeat, is really me fighting as firmly as I will to keep a good outlook on life. In reality, some days are a lot tougher than others. Some days, I feel just like I’ll barely breath.
Throughout the years, I’ve been taught to express these things through my art and pour myself out through my writing and I am so blessed to have that. So if you are suffering, just know, I struggle just as much.
I struggle hard. And with all 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.