The moon that day was exactly half full. It shone in the sky- a synergistic entity, unapologetically parading its light and dark sides with no bravado or shame.

You cannot be a person without a dark side, just like you cannot illuminate an object without creating shadows. The two halves must coincide together in a symbiosis to attain an inner calm, a harmonic existence. To understand this and settle into the acceptance is to fully forgive oneself and cultivate the most important love of all- the one of self-love. Without it all other feelings are incomplete and the authentic nature of actions is lost in the confusion of self-gratification and insecurity.

Like so many other natural wonders, the half moon showed me an important truth that night. These subtle symbols can be seen all around us, all we have to do is open ourselves to receive their light.

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