Darkness Vs Light
I’d never thought about this until I thought about it. Sorry if this sounds like a #YogiBerra quote but it is not.
Not sure why or what I was doing when I suddenly thought of looking up the meaning of darkness from the dictionary.
According to the dictionary, darkness is the partial or total absence of light. In other words, where there is no light, there is darkness.
No wonder people use the saying, “he is in a very dark place right now” when someone is going through a challenge or suffering depression, or has lost hope in life in more ways than one.
Where there is Light there is life.
You try switching the lights off in the middle of dinner at home and you’ll see what happens to you; you’ll probably turn into a meal yourself, torn into shreds by your family members because of taking away their light.
- Light illuminates; if you are “in darkness" about a certain situation, seek information.
- Light clarifies; if you are “in the dark” about a certain topic, seek clarification.
- Light brings courage; if you are afraid of the dark, it helps keep fear at bay.
- Light brings warmth; even without a fire, when the light is on somehow there’s warmth in the room.
- Light beautifies; otherwise there’d be no Christmas or wedding decorations nor disco lights.
- Light brings hope; that’s why we use the term “light at the end of the tunnel”.
Each one of us has a light they brought to this world. Don’t let your light be snuffed out by the storms of this world. Instead, let it shine bright especially when it is dark because it is during such a time that it should shine the brightest.
On the same breath, don't be the one who snuffs other people's light. Be a candle that lights others.
In the words of Martin Luther King Jnr, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can". Besides, the only way a light can shine is when it is dark.
So the next time you feel like you are getting swallowed by darkness, flip your light on and be the light that illuminates the rest of the world.
Remember, "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ~ Edith Wharton
Which one shall you be?