When anger, sadness or fear arises, the lens of perception becomes clouded with darkness. Instead of reacting with old patterns of behaviour, mindfully bring an open heart, unconditional love and acceptance to the forefront. Stay open to exploring the origins of your pain. Inevitably you will discover a distant memory that directs you towards self-care. Perhaps compassion or forgiveness are needed in order to return to wellness. Have patience with yourself and the process of healing. Like a small child who is soothed by a loving parent, you too can heal from darkness and grow stronger each day.