I gave what he said considerable thought. I interpreted as ”a person should eventually grow tired of being in their own way.”
The process of bringing things to light was difficult, but what dwelled inside me threatened my dreams, goals, and aspirations. It took some work, but eventually I began shining it brightly on my insecurities, fears, and even my childhood traumas.
Most of what grew in the dark was not of my doing, but as an adult, it is my responsibility. Taking ownership leaves no room for anger, resentment, or jealousy.
I have spent a considerable amount of my life plagued with nightmares, sleeping with weapons, and never opening windows. That is draining.
Think of what pains you, the resentments, the anger, or the insecurities that keep you standing still. Draining isn’t it?
Shining that light isn’t easy. It will make your eyes hurt, burn, and water. But what is the alternative? Nothing.
When it is all said and done, I need to know that I gave it my all. Did what I could do until I couldn’t do anymore. Fought the good fight. Ran my best race. I refuse to accept anything less.
What grows in the dark, dies in the light. Promise.