Find the darkness within to come to the light
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Find the darkness within to come to the light

I am reaching the end of Scandal, and one of the things that I appreciate about this series is the humanness of the main characters. There is a team of good guys and almost all of them fall into their dark side due to the temptations of power. ⠀
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This shows that we are all made of the same stuff and given the circumstance, it is possible for darkness to come out of anyone. This was brilliantly demonstrated in Zimbardo’s Stanford prison experiment. If you are not familiar with this experiment, I highly recommend looking into it. ⠀
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Often we can judge other people, thinking we are above them. And yet, there is so much growth, connection and healing when we can find how we are similar to the people that we judge. ⠀
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Another aspect of what I love about Scandal is that love, friendship, and belonging is what brings each person back into the light. Their friends let them know they messed up, and after some time they meet them with forgiveness and accept them again into their life. ⠀
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The way we treat someone when they have done something bad is very important in the healing process and facilitating change. The shaming and isolation that is happening in society is only feeding the problem. ⠀
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We can call people out and hold them accountable without making them the enemy. Coming from love and empathy also does not mean that we need to be soft and sweet. ⠀
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I am very passionate about the points I have raised in this post and intend to write more extensive blogs exploring them deeper. For the time being, my questions for reflection for you are⠀
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1. Where in your life are you creating separation with your judgments and lack of love?⠀
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2. Who and what do you think you are above?⠀
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4. Where have you shamed and isolated someone?⠀
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5. Is there someone in your life that could benefit from your forgiveness and acceptance? ⠀

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