"Sometimes when you're in a dark place you think you've been buried, but actually you've been planted." ~ Christine Caine
In the last blog, we talked about “problems” and the need to look at “problems” as opportunities for growth. When I look back at my life, many of the things that I viewed as “problems” or “bad” situations were actually the places that I had the most growth in my life. When I was immersed in these times I labeled as “dark” I was not fully present, I got sucked into the troubles and drama.
Now, I see the abuses of my childhood as places that transformed me. As I dealt with the issues of abuse as an adult, I found art as a way to release my anger. Art balanced me and I loved putting paint to paper as a way to release the dark place in my life. The seed for art was planted and so I took formal classes in art to learn how to effectively use this raw talent I was discovering. I wouldn’t wish abuse on anyone, but I see that I am a more resilient person because of the experience and now I am an artist.
Are there any dark places from your life that have been the seeds to transformation?
How can you stay present when you start to feel you are in a "dark place" and see this in a different frame of light?
Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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