Never Lose Your Inner Light

I’ve re-written this blog three times already. Every time that I read what I wrote in those two previous drafts, I feel like it gets too deep, too touchy, too this, too that. Quite honestly “Never Lose Your Inner Light” is about a point in time where I felt like the people around me were trying to extinguish my inner light.

Do you ever feel like there are times where the people around you want to bring you down or don’t always have the best intentions? I feel that too sometimes. For the majority of my life, I have been surrounded by amazing people. Of course, there have been times where some people have walked into my life trying to bring me down. That is where I have felt it is imperative to not lose your light (or focus, purpose, goal, or however else you would like to call it).

Even in the midst of darkness, there is always light – we just have to find it. This could also be thought of, even in the midst of chaos we can always center – we just have to close our eyes and chose to do it. Whether it’s meditating, taking time for yourself, going to church, going to the gym, journaling, drawing, creating art, etc. Whatever your method – there is always light at the end of the tunnel and only you know best how to find it.

This image is also symbolic of the world around us. The media shows us a lot of negative things happening (symbolized by darkness and fog <uncertainty>) but you have the power to choose how you see the world (symbolized by the calmness and silence in the image – she is sitting down, almost in prayer or contemplating) and if you chose to see strength and positivity (symbolized by the red moon and the light surrounding her) then you have the power to shape your life for good amidst what is happening around you (symbolized by her light <one of the lanterns> being knocked over but not extinguished). The three lanterns are symbolic of past, present and future and that no matter what happens to you, you have control of your final outcome.

You have the power to find the light in the dark just like you have the power to let it take over you. What will you choose?

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