The brightest stars

brightest_stars“It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.” – Richard Evans

Contrast. This is what this world is based upon. Good and evil, dark and light, suffering and happiness. It’s the only way to find a balance, the only way to equally experience everything.

I often tell myself, in times of struggle, that they are necessary. That those times are lessons. That, without them, I wouldn’t be able to evolve as a human being.

Evolution is not easy. It’s not even supposed to be. Evolution means fighting against overwhelming odds, so if it is for us to do more and be more, we must be prepared to fight the worst life has to throw at us.

Ironic, isn’t it?

At least that’s how I see it. Without pain and anger and suffering, we wouldn’t have compassion and love and patience.

Life is a balancing act.


6 thoughts on “The brightest stars

  1. Evolution is impartial. A natural emergence of organizational hierarchy. Transformation, metamorphosis or my favorite, transcendence, those on the other hand, are processes of intent; battles against the darkness without and within.

    Do we really need hatred to experience love? Yes, I can see that throughout human history it seems that we’ve always had this dichotomy — light and dark together, without one there can be no other. But, think about that: Are you justifying deplorable behavior to support benevolence?

    The world may be as you say. But does it need to be so? That would be an unfortunate realization.


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