There is no running away from the darkness. There is no point. It is just like running around in place with glue in your feet. Your eyes will roam around, your mind will get dizzy. But in the end – no matter how long it takes to get to the end, be it moments or a lifetime – you will realize you are still in square one. Nothing has changed, except for a shift in perspective.
There is no running away from the darkness. It is like the ugly tile faces that stand out of the bathroom flooring. You will see them every time you look down. You are so focused on them, there is no way you can see the tile differently no matter how hard you try. They are going nowhere. The same applies to the darkness within. It is a part of the whole. Shine light on it, give it tenderness, love and care. Accept it as part of the whole.