Death + The Catacombs in Paris

In July, we visited the Catacombs in Paris. I’ve been holding onto this story as told by our private tour guide since then.

Those in charge wanted to see what would happen to life inside this musty, cool dark underground cemetery.

They placed a few goldfish inside one of the short wells that naturally held water.

It didn’t take long for the goldfish to become blind.

They also eventually died. 

Living things, all living beings  — can’t live in the dark, whether it’s darkness first created by us or by others.

We can’t live between walls of untruths. It goes against nature. And darkness, emotionally-speaking, in whatever form it takes or who it comes from, will always or eventually take a life, its own or another’s. It’ll zap it right out.

It’s vital to search for truth until found — to search for light — for what’s real and honest and in integrity with nature, not simply for us (definitely for us), but for all others (definitely for all others). 

Darkness — the longer we’re in it — doesn’t allow for us to see ourselves or others clearly, not to mention recognizing and acting upon the value and worth inherent in both. 

We start to either adjust to the dark, to what’s been fabricated or we accept and perpetuate it, maybe losing the ability to see/feel/understand that there’s even anything to fix, to make different or more well. 

We need more well people…more well-ness.

Bringing tough moments or our own imperfections to light does that. We become more well and we call for others around us, those in our families, friendship circles or larger society, to as well. 

Becoming well signals our evolution.

Light or truth and what’s real is soil for healing and a symbol of no longer living disconnected to our own vibrancy (soul), but once again in communion with it.

We need light, not solely to live, but to live well. We need light to see, to know where to go and for how to move purposefully. We need light/truth, like we need food, water, affection or love. 

Truth is that thriving place we all meet to live better, sleep better, work better, see better, mother better, daughter better, father better, son better, serve better, evolve…b e t t e r.

Make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,

Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

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