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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Dark Delusion...


“Under the cover of darkness, people do things they never do under the harsh glare of day. Decisions feel wiser. People feel older. But, when the sun rises, you have to take responsibility for what you did in the dark. And face yourself under the cold harsh light of day.” Meredith Grey

There’s something about the dark that gives you a sense of security, the false sense of being invisible, immune to hurt, to judgment, to failure, to everything. You’re defiant to limitations, to your values. At that moment; it doesn’t matter, because its nighttime and you feel free to do what you please. Then its morning and you go O_o because reality has hit you so hard with its light… you're left with a hangover as you realize what the situation really is.
The dark is deceptive, it gives you cover, it coaxes you, it makes you feel you’re safe because you’re invisible and no one knows, and then it stands back and smiles as you fall into it as trusting as a child, and then it leaves you, just like that, exposing your failures, your weakness, your shame…
“we can easily forgive  child who is afraid of the dark: the tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light” Plato. 
I’d rather embrace light and things as they are, than hide under the falseness and mirage of the dark. I’ve realized people choose to stay in darkness even after it dawns on them that they’ve been deceived, because they’re scared of the light and what it’ll bring with it, it’s illumination of all their weak sides and failures, so the deceit continues.
It's time to realize that we have a higher power that can overcome the power of darkness, we've already been equipped to overcome it, no matter how impossible it seems, we can walk away from its endearing call and stand up to it. Be wise in the decisions you make when its dark, so you’re not left naked and ashamed when the light comes. You definitely don't want to be caught lurking in the dark when the light of the world comes in all his glory.

I love Mariann's take on darkness and i decided to share....
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us.
We ask ourselves 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson, Return to Love


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