The true mind can weather all the lies and illusions without being lost. The true heart can tough the poison of hatred without being harmed. Since beginning-less time, darkness thrives in the void, but always yields to purifying light.
In the era before the Avatar, we bent not the elements, but the energy within ourselves.
Do as the Ancients once did. Connect with the cosmic energy of the universe. Don’t bend the elements, but the energy within yourself.