As humans we feel everything and at times have little control over our emotions, so when darkness strikes it may suddenly feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel, but honestly the only thing that brings me through the darkness is the simple fact that this too shall pass. Nothing is forever. When I am at my lowest of lows I go through the emotions. I allow myself to feel the pain but when the tears are dried up and my body is weak from the constant pain just knowing that change is inevitable means I am able to hold on longer. It's easier said than done, I know, but really the only way out of the darkness is to see the light and how are you going to see the light if you choose to be swallowed by the darkness? It is very important that we process and go through the darkness but it is just as important to let it go once it has been experienced. We truly are stars and we can not shine unless their is darkness. The darkness reminds us of what and who we are and allows us to be the best that are meant to be and shine as bright possible!
As you reflect I know somewhere you are thinking that its different when you are going through it and that some peoples pain and darkness are more intense than others, and yes this is true but the rules remain the same this too shall pass and change is inevitable! In the end we shine bright because of our journey through the darkness so embrace it, respect it, and know in the end you are who you are because of it!