Let the Light In
On the bus ride home from work the other day, this woman got on the bus and sat near me, she said hello and then immediately started telling me and the woman in the seat next to me how bad her day was. She then proceeded to tell us how she works so hard because of her grandchildren, and whipped out her phone to show us their pictures. This woman talked the whole ride until her stop came. I didn’t really mind her talking, because sometimes people just need someone to talk to.
There is a saying, “If you are going through hell, don’t stop to take pictures!” Yet, that’s just what we do isn’t it? We create and maintain this mental photo album in great detail of all the things that has happened to us. Even when the situation is over, we show others our mental picture by telling the story over and over, even embellishing the details making them sound worse than they really are. And although talking about it brings pain and at times a whole lot of drama in our life, which we claim to not want, but we do it unconsciously anyway.
It’s when we hold on to and then release painful past experiences, that we create enemies. There is always someone we should be leery of; something we need to watch out for; all the while failing to realize that the mental darkness in the back of our minds creates an enemy within ourselves.
Within all of us is this guiding light, with great powers and an abundance of intelligence that is not only accessible, but is available to us all no matter where we are. But, guess what? This light can’t shine if we keep ourselves surrounded by those dark memories. Think of it like a photographer who takes his film into the darkroom, the negative images are exposed to light. The light creates a new image. So, it’s only when we expose the negativity in our brain to light, that we’ll be able to create a new picture in our lives.