Walking in the dark, shadows everywhere, strange sounds coming from all directions.
Hoping to know which way leads out of the forest that seems bent on trapping the intruder that walks within its space.
Knowing that at some point the forest must end – but when? How long will it be before the never ending army of branches, brush and tree trunks opens into a clearing?
How long before the dense darkness, and fear it represents, can be left behind, allowing one to move forward?
Can one walk in circles forever in the forest of darkness, surrounded by those imaginary fears we were taught as children that are hell bent on taking us down into a black hole pit never to return?
If we face our fears in that dark forest will we see them as they truly are? Just shadows and noises with no real threat?
Will we be able to calm ourselves from the irrational to the rational and be able to find the quickest path out of the darkness that invades our minds to the light of enlightenment that frees the soul?
How many will never find the courage to face that which they fear and come out the other side changed, for the better, and free at last to experience life for what it is?
Darkness that holds no threat and light that fills life with cherishable memories to build a lifetime on.
The dark is just a filter to understand what light sometimes hides in plain sight.
Embrace both for what each offers.