You can’t always be positive. In reality if you were positive all of the time, how could people really 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 that 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 truly am out in this world to help people love profoundly and maybe, just maybe, something I talk about will help someone bring some light into their heart. For years I’ve been ready to pull a lesson or learning point out of even the worst eventualities to help inspire others. But what I would like to share with you is that I am not constantly positive. In fact, I don’t ever force myself to be because that only creates inauthenticity.
I have really dark moments and days at certain times. In reality the more and more I love with everything I have, the more deeply I feel agony, hurt, loss, and everything else that may make your hands shake when it comes round. I feel those things now more than I ever have in the past. The melting of a cold heart all those years back has exposed it to be bare, uncovered, and gives it the opportunity to feel everything intensely.
So often, writing something that’s upbeat, is really me fighting as firmly as I can to keep a positive perspective on life. In reality, some days are way harder than others. Some days, I feel like I can hardly breath.
Throughout the years, I’ve learnt to express these things through my art and pour myself out through my writing and I am so fortunate to have that. So if you’re struggling, 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.