Bring Some Chaos Into Your Soul

3:01 pm in Pyschology That Helps by seph

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star – Nietzsche

“Go to the deepest darkest place you can let yourself be and see if you can find a little light up in the top right corner?”

Yes, I saw that little light. For years, I thought that light was something by the name of resilience. What I didn’t know was that the light was really joy. How could joy exist in this extraordinarily dark moment? How could joy be present in this awful and awful time?

I remember how it felt in that bad moment. Everything was totally black. The darkest black you might even imagine. If you have ever seen a black table that has been lacquered several thousand times, the depths appear endless. This situation and time in my life was this kind of black which was as thick is molasses.

However, there was light. The only issue was, I wasn’t looking for it.

It is not going to be that easy for me to come back to this place. There are a considerable number of things that I have buried deep so absolutely no one could ever find them. Thing is, I knew they were there. They have always been there all the time. I have been so frightened to let them bubble up that I honestly have basically run from my past straight into the future and have totally forgotten about the present. That’s no way to live life. That is not how my life will be lived from this point on.

This place, while dark, can be illuminated. Like all dark places, bring a bright enough lantern into it and you can start to see things as they really are and not just how your scared mind has interpreted them to be. So I’m going to be bringing that light in.

Into the depths we go.

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 an interesting time in your life and need a good laugh? Dive into these funny life quotes for some awesome perspective.