Yes I did hear this in Rihanna’s song but no, she isn’t the one who said these inspiring words originally. Its an old Maori proverb and I first came to know of it through my biology teacher wrote this in my journal when I graduated primary school.
I love this motivational quote because it makes us responsible for the lightness as well as the darkness we experience. All that matters is our focus. It simply states that focusing on the positive things in life will distract focus from the bad.
Taking responsibility for your own happiness or lightness is so empowering. It is easier said than done. I think I should tackle this topic and post a link here when I’ve completed it.