Bringing light to our darkest days

lLight equals hope. So when someone cries about the “dark days,” you know what he fears losing. But if you ask me, the light – hope – only goes out by choice. There’s a lot of darkness these days, so let’s talk about it…

He ended by saying that his faith is being tested. Because? ‘…my emotional/mental state in these dark days!’

Happens all the time. Reflecting on what to write, I say to myself: “No that.” “That” Morals and values ​​are plummeting, easy to achieve with meanness, the ruin of our children and adolescents and other tragic realities.

Actually, I would love to write about “that.” However, I have always considered Chipur as a refuge for those who are already up to their eyes in conflict and pain.

And it’s not that readers don’t know it.

Still, “that” It is unavoidable. “That” It influences mood, anxiety and tranquility. “That” he is too often the puppet master of the moment. “That” it is a pity.

For example…

His “dark days”

A while ago, a woman commented on the article: Are you suicidal? Someone you know? Read this. It was published in the Chipur Facebook Page.

He wrote about finding peace, comfort, and guidance through prayer; and he admitted that God was his only true hope for his life’s journey.

He ended by saying that his faith is being tested. Because? “…my emotional/mental state in these dark days!”

In response, I acknowledged that we all face important trials. And I said that working hard and holding on to faith is how we will get through this. And, in fact, we will achieve it.

I told her I was glad she opened her heart because people need to know they are not alone. In closing, I thanked him for sharing her spirit and assured him that the light shines brightly.

She thanked me and said she needed to hear what I had to say. She then conveyed God’s blessing to him. It was a sweet exchange.

“The light shines brightly.” How can I know?

the light shines brightly

The light shines brightly. She always has and always will.

Then the woman wrote: “…in these dark days!” And given all of her comments, it’s obvious that she had been struggling.

My response comforted her and she said she needed to hear it. But it would be fair if you asked me…

“Where do you come from telling him that the light shines brightly? How do you know?”

Now I’ll ask you something. In the midst of dark days, do we always see things as they really are?

A question of perception

Many of us believe we are seeing things accurately. But perhaps it would be useful to consider this more as a matter of perception.

And the fact is, perception can be a product of all kinds of things: personality characteristics, life experiences, belief systems, and cognitive distortions, to name a few.

Then, who knows? The woman’s observation of “dark days” could be based, for example, on her natural pessimism, her history of trauma, a belief system that may need reorganization, polarized thinking, and overgeneralization.

Any of them can alter the view. And when there are two or more at play, reality itself can be called into question.

That’s why I boldly told him that the light shines brightly. Maybe she can’t see it or feel it right now, I understand. But the light – hope – did not suddenly go out. It continues to shine in another dimension. She will reconnect.

How to bring light to our darkest days

You know, I’m thinking this may not be about bringing light to our darkest days. Maybe it’s about rediscovering a light that never really disappeared. As I just said, it continues to shine in another dimension.

And reconnection is a much easier task than discovery.

That being the case, I am not going to complicate your life by presenting you with “x” ways to bring light to your darkest days. Actually, it’s much simpler than that.

Take the time to have small talks with yourself, asking yourself these questions…

  • Is it really possible that the light is gone forever?
  • Given the anguish of dark times, is it possible that things like personality characteristics, trauma history, belief system, and cognitive distortion could be peaking and causing altered vision or questionable reality?
  • Knowing that I have a mood or anxiety disorder, what has been my experience with altered views and questionable reality?
  • Could my perception be wrong?

When the talk is over, objectively re-evaluate the validity of your dark days. Sure, I know what you’re feeling, but is the light really lost forever?

let’s close

As you resolve your dilemma (don’t minimize it), I think you’ll come to know that your circumstances may not be as dire as you thought.

And when the dots connect, light and hope emerge. It may not shine as bright as you’d like, but take what you can and soak it in.

How can that not be true?

Hey, those Chipur articles. Lots of information and inspiration on emotional and mental distress available.

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