Is that you smiling? Can I trust that look?
I believe there is a paradox at work here – if you want to be radiant, you must know the darkness as well. Carl Jung wrote, “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.” When we are familiar with the dynamics of inner motives, we can sense its machinations in others. People who are radiant send a signal of vitality and goodness. Their signal of goodness is strong when they have experienced the opposite polarity. The contrast between goodness and darkness is more vivid when the memory includes work on both sides of the pole.
When you have experienced doubt, you have also found the path to confidence. You have known despair, and yet you have also found joy. You have learned to navigate between the poles and found personal strategies that lift you up.
Look to your inner world. It may not always inspire; you may discover dark motivation, and you may doubt your way. You know the difference between good and evil. When you speak with radiance, others will see the intensity that you have created.
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