There are many types of darkness. The darkness of night, the darkness of our minds and – what I’m going to focus on today – the less-than-light areas of our emotional world; areas where for example, envy, anger and sadness live, a few of the so called “bad” or “dark” emotions.

In my opinion there are no dark emotions, just uncomfortable ones – emotions we don’t like having, we wish we didn’t have and often try to ignore altogether in the hope they’ll go away – like an unwelcome visitor. But these so-called dark emotions have a role in any well-lived life.