Guest Writer - Dustin Sterling

Through life we learn. Through learning we love. Through love we hate. Life is essentially your mind shifting like sand through an hour glass back and forth. Once you truly see the brightest light, the old standby this too shall pass comes into play. It's counterpart and less desirable form of matter, darkness, isn't far around the corner to rear it's seemingly ugly head. Through this experience we both flourish and suffer. And through these things, we grow stronger and more aware of our surroundings and state of mind. We cave in to temptations, we make mistakes, we feel like life will cease to exist at times, but at the end of it all, you grow through these so called evils that lurk in the shadows and cause us to veer off the trail taking us to light. It's funny, because as a human being, your life can be seemless. Meaning you could be the happiest person on this planet, or at least the happiest in your own world, but you will still stray at times from that happiness. I truly believe this is due to mans desire for knowledge and thwarting our greatest fear ; that which we do not know. If curiosity killed the cat, then by all means, it stole my car, spit on my face, and left me to die in a ditch somewhere.... But it didn't kill me, for that which is the lowest of lows. The darkest pit of sorrow. What seems like our final hour of nauseating stomach and excruciatingly sharp chest pain, is nothing more than a great trial by fire, which we as the wonderful species of man, will endure. And in that breath, dare I say overcome?And emerge. As a being stronger willed, and more enlightened than that which we were, pre-agony. In your darkest days, and your coldest nights, grip your fists as tight as you can. Because people, you will stand tall again. And you will be taller. And you will see more clearly. Hear more precise, and speak louder than that which you were capable of in the last skin of a person you have shed and left to die in that ditch where your wrong turn led you. You will be greater than before, until your next endeavor into the darkness. And so on and so on. Just as life is a cycle of life and death, so will be your own mission of darkness and of light. A truly good heart will overcome any adversary. No matter how powerful. No matter how malicious. We are life itself, and we are all light.