I used to be afraid of the dark, I still am but in a different way. I used to be afraid of turning off the lights in my room at night so I would sleep with the lights on. Now I know that darkness isn’t switching the light off, darkness is so much more. I see darkness as a void, as lacking a fundamental element, light, the only element that matters. Light is what makes the plants grow and gives us food, it gives us energy (solar power), it tells our brains that it’s time to wake up. And darkness is the opposite, it kills and destroys. If you leave a plant in the dark for years it will wither and die. My fear of darkness isn’t about me being afraid of being in the dark but it’s about me being afraid of being the dark.
I want to live a life where I can be a bright light to others, guiding them out of their own darkness, helping them to grow and be the best they can be. I want to be a light for myself, for my dark moments, to know that I am enough, that I am bright enough.
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