I am not a good person. A fiery well of rage lies deep within me for all of the injustices that have occurred in my one crazy, whirlwind of a life and I have acted inappropriately on that rage – more than once. And, yes, I have done things I am deeply ashamed of and have narrowly avoided prison – more than once.
I am also an award-winning embodiment of Unconditional Love. I spend every day inspiring others and helping people to shine their light. I have been told that when I walk into the room, the energy automatically shifts to love, simply by my presence.
Which version is the “real” me? They both are.
We spend so much time trying to fight our darkness but the truth is that we are all both shadows and light. I am learning the very difficult lesson that my dark side serves me in various ways and is a much needed component of my makeup. The more I resist it, the more of a disservice I do to myself.
Unfortunately, the world generally sees only one side or the other and judges us accordingly. We then feel compelled to uphold that image, rather than embracing the wholeness or duality of who we each are.
What would you do differently if you were allowed to be whole? Leave me a comment and let me know.