“[H]ad you never sat blindly through the darkness of night, your eyes wouldn’t turn toward the sunrise to appreciate its warmth and illumination.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway
There is beauty in contrast. Contrast is just an opportunity to increase our awareness. A deeper appreciation for our perception of things that are good comes only after we experience what we perceive as bad. We take our freedom and liberties for granted just to realize its significance when forced into captivity. We don’t recognize the luxury of a trusted companion until we are intercepted by someone of less than noble character.
“It takes darkness to be aware of the light.”
― Treasure Tatum
The beauty of contrast is that there is always the other side that you can turn your attention to. Thoughts create the life that you experience. If you experience an undesirable contrast, then is the time to turn your attention to what it is that you do want. Change your thinking about contrast. The experience is there to teach and enlighten you. It is there to help you to be intentional about your desires.
Is there something that you are experiencing in your life now that you don’t want? If so, what is it that you do want? You can say now with assurance what you do want because of contrast…. because you have experienced the opposite. Now that you have the experience, you can set your intentions on creating the life you want.
“Some of your most powerful intentions are born in your moments of greatest contrast.”
― Michael Thomas Sunnarborg, The White Box Club Handbook: Simple Tools For Career Transition
If you are reading this blog, you are indeed still alive. The beauty of waking up to a brand new day is that you have another day to create the life you want. You can create the desirable contrast. That’s life and that’s beautiful.