Sometimes it is all too easy to notice the darkness. News stories, music, radio, movies, all of these venues have a tendency to point out the negative things in the world.
Research has proven that violence, stressful things, and negativity…sells (I like action adventure movies just as much as the next guy). There isn’t really a true “escape” from negativity.
What we can do is focus on being that light. We can focus on the positive things in our lives, practice gratitude, (it’s called ‘practice’ for a reason), learn, read, appreciate all the good things in our daily lives (once we start paying attention we can see they far outnumber the negative).
So as Brendon eludes to, the shadows exist because light surrounds… Notice the light, and brighten that light for others as well as ourselves!