“Nature is not infallible. Nature makes mistakes. That's what evolution is all about: growth by trail and error. Nature can be stupid and cruel. Oh, my, how cruel! That's okay. There's nothing wrong with Nature being dumb and ugly because it is simultaneously--paradoxically--brilliant and superb.” – Tom Robbins
For every shining light there is a dark shadow. How can we ever find peace on this planet or in our own homes if we do not find the peace within ourselves to accept our shadows? We all have skeletons in our closets, bad habits, triggers, reactions, traumas, fears, anger, expectations and more that we try and hide or are ashamed of. Is it wise to love your light and not your darkness?
Why do we search for happiness? Why try to put that emotion over any other? If we try and look only for happiness then we are neglecting so much within ourselves and thus around us. If we look at the whole self and learn to love our whole self then we are able to love the whole world, shadows and all.