Friday, July 15, 2016

A Thought: Darkness and Light

by John Boodhansingh of Zero Mindfulness

The dark, the nighttime, brings out the otherwise unconscious fears in people.

These fears of the dark cause them to gravitate toward the light. They use flashlights, streetlamps, all-season “Christmas” lights, smartphone screens—anything to ward off their fear of what may linger in the shadows. These being a mere reflection of the unknown within.

Thank God for the day…

Or not.

Because when day arrives, when the light comes, people often sequester themselves indoors. When they go out, they don fashionable cover-half-your-face sunglasses.

An equal and opposite metaphor arises.

For so, too, are people afraid of the light.

People are afraid of the Light.

With a capital “L”.

Life is an allegory, after all.

People are afraid of the dark. People are afraid of the Light.

One arises, they long for the other; the other arises, they long for the one.

But not that One.

Because that One is both light and darkness.

Both of which are feared.

So they lose themselves in the endless distractions within the gray area of duality in between. Never yet to find what they’ve sought.

But surely it’s there somewhere.




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