Sunday, March 30, 2014
The Dark Side
Jonathan Lockwood Huie once said, ~I am the master of my emotions. I can transform fear to love, anger to compassion, pain to comfort, scarcity to abundance, expectation to gratitude, and jealousy to generosity.~ Without a doubt, one of the emotions than can lead to the ultimate downfall of the all powerful force known as love/true love is anger. In a sense, each one of us are in some ways considered a Jedi master in regards to being able to control our own emotions when experiencing utter heartbreak. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to leading one's anger to turn to hate and in turn cause suffering within himself/herself to where a person may possibly allow the themselves to embrace the anger whereby having the darkness overtake their heart. If you think about it, we all have the innate energy of passion and violence flowing within our heart so much so it can most definitely be strongly enhanced by the seemingly powerful force of emotions involving heartbreak. You see, anger can certainly lead to a tremendous amount of inner turmoil along with frustration, doubt, hate, confusion, resentment, bitterness, sadness, hatred, jealousy, rage, etc. Thinking about it further, if anyone embraces those negative emotions willingly they then cease to be a Jedi and gradually become a Sith like individual. For its an individual who has not only mentally corrupted themselves, but emotionally as well to the point where he/she is in a self centered pursuit of true happiness. As I said before, those who embrace the negative emotions like anger willingly cease to be a Jedi and gradually become a Sith like individual. Essentially, a person void of being able to not feel absolutely anything and now simply deals in absolutes. In other words, an all about me mentality/attitude. Its a sad state of affairs indeed when a guy/girl no longer believes there aren't any great guys/women out there as they have the mindset they're all liars, cheaters, or whatever the case may be. Let me tell you something, its due to that unfortunate mindset where a guy/girl uses the force of their charms/feminine wiles for the expressed purpose of gaining greater personal advantage when it comes to the physical aspect of a relationship without any emotional, mental, personal remorse/guilt on their part. Let me ask this question to those who have been single for quite some time and have suffered the pangs of heartbreak, have you fully embraced the anger within your heart? I think its safe to say we know or may possibly be that someone who has become totally unrecognizable, in a manner of speaking, personality wise than in appearance. True, anger truly transforms a person in away that you don't know who he/she is anymore and vice versa. In addition to that, one can be so confrontational it can be considerably impossible to reason with him/her/you. Of course, loss of limbs may not occur in the situation at hand; but what is lost is the sense of who you originally were and the strong worthwhile bond forged with those you love/care about considered to be brothers/sisters/best friend for life. Someone said, "Give yourself permission to feel anger, pain, resentment. Relax, then let it go. With love.~ In retrospect, anger is a powerful force that has the ability to change you but you can come back from the quintessential darkness within yourself. What it primarily comes down to is not letting what I refer to as your very own Emperor Palpatine pertaining to a past relationship control you. Hey, when you're able to take control of the anger and let it go you can look him/her straight in the eyes with utmost confidence and with a wave of the hand say the following words: this is not the same individual you're looking for. In the end, I say to my fellow single Jedi peeps fighting a dark battle within their heart stay strong, know you're best buds/gals pals are with you every step of the way, and don't fall to the dark side.