As kids we fear it. We fear how darkness can easily consume the light that shines deep inside of each of us. When I was a kid, darkness was my greatest fear. I feared the monster under the bed or the boogie man in the closet that only comes out when the sun goes down. The stories we were told as kids were vivid and felt real. Each formed our final thoughts when we were tucked into the bed.
Today I am a teenager, and yet darkness remains my biggest fear. Instead of the boogie man, I am afraid of the chaos that inhabits the night, such as the countless break-ins and shoot-outs across the once quiet communities we live in. It has been a long time since I appreciated the beauty in the night; from the millions of stars that lights up the sky like fire and the brilliant moon peacefully hovering from the heavens. But, now all I see is destruction.
How can I stop fearing the darkness? Will I ever step into the light?
If you feel this way, here are a few things you can do to stop fearing the dark.
Close your eyes and think about everything that makes world the worth living:
- Family gatherings
- Wild nights
- Midnight kisses
- Morning sky
- Starry nights
- Christmas mornings
- Thanksgiving food
…every little feeling that makes your day a little brighter. Capture those feelings and release yourself to experience a better day.
Most importantly, you must forgive your enemies and love your friends; because we are stronger together than we are apart.
Lastly, step into the light, its more wondrous and soul cleansing than anyone could ever imagine.