It can be difficult to deal with darkness and lean into the light. How can we live at the height of hope and optimism when we are bombarded with news of natural or manmade disasters, and the injustices faced by so many? How can we let go of the feelings of sadness when we learn of the horrors in the world and find our way back to hope and joy? And is that the proper response to tragedy
Darkness is a path toward despair, from which comes more darkness. Staying in the light gives us hope, and forges a path toward being our most giving, helpful, joyful, genuine selves. Although it seems counterintuitive, our ability to help when there is tragedy or disaster relies on our hope, on our light. And living in the light not only gives us joy, but gives joy to those around us, helping all of us live our best and be our best.