"You have light and peace inside of you. If you let it out, you can change the world around you."
-Iroh, A New Spiritual Age
There are so many little things in A New Spiritual Age that are said during Iroh’s encounter with Korra that I completely love because I believe in them so completely. This is one of them.
I honestly believe in what I can best say is the divinity within every human being. There is light inside of every soul on this planet, and it our individual responsibilities to nurture it in ourselves and each other. The world is filled with darkness, pain and chaos, and often it seems like we’ll all get swallowed up in it. I do not have the power to stop that in the world, in others or in myself.
But there is light where there is dark. And I do my best to balance it, for my part.
So when I can, I choose kindness and love. I choose hope and healing. I choose understanding. I try. And then when times get tough for me or others, it’s easier to remember:
I have the light inside.
"Sometimes the best way to solve your own problems is to help someone else."