The Union of Opposites: Terror and Joy

For a while now, I’ve noticed that I want to focus on the good things in life and pretend that the bad doesn’t exist. It’s not part of “my world”. I want only happiness and beauty, love and joy.

But this world doesn’t work like that. And in fact, when I refuse to see the dark side, when I refuse to feel the terror of aloneness or the dark desperation of peoples actions in the world, I am also cutting myself off from deep joy, connection, compassion and love. All the things I am longing for.