All too often, the human experience is utterly too predictable. That’s what happens when a person is out of touch with their own darkness and tries to create a life in the image of what is already in form around them—in the image of other people, in the image of their family, friends, or community. Or in the image presented by mass media. You can only live your own original life when it is created out of the dark waters in the depth of your soul.
To accept the darkness in your creative field, you have to accept that you don’t know how your life will turn out. You don’t know how your world will turn out. You have to accept that you cannot see all that is present in your depth or in the depth of other people. There is unpredictability in the darkness.
~ Becoming a Sun p. 39
Most of us have some kind of darkness going on in our life—things we don’t understand, events that don’t seem to be going our way, and more.
Darkness can simply be the unknown. It is the unpredictability of life.
If you are like me, you like to see what is happening and get it wired. So I attempt to penetrate the darkness with sight.
Sometimes people can be like the lawyer I met recently. She said she never likes being in a situation she cannot control. I imagine for a lawyer, that is a successful way to be. But as a constant life strategy, it’s a killer.
Here is what I suggest. If you are facing darkness in your life, don’t try to eradicate it. Dance with it. Enjoy it. Let what is in the darkness reveal itself to you in its own time.
There is life in the darkness.
Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.
My Temporary IT Darkness – my compute fan broke – sounds like a small thing – unless you don’t realize right away – that you will be doing your job various places, on various machines – and having to learn very quickly that things may not go as smoothly in your day that you are used to. And then there is the Blessing – people help you know what you didn’t know, they are supportive and caring – you may have already known they are angels in body/mind/spirit – but when things have gone awry – those angels are the way through. How great that we are here to be each others angels – Blessings All
So true, David. So wise. Full of potential bringing love into the presence of fear and the unknown
Life on earth is obviously a mixture of light and darkness. Can we dance with and enjoy the darkness as much as the light? Your answer, David, is a resounding “YES.” And I am so with you in this!
In the beginning….All of creation begins and grows in darkness. I am reminded of the song,”Hello Darkness my old friend.”
Thank you for Becoming a Sun, David.
David, thank you so much for this wisdom. It thrills me to read your words. Thank you for being here on earth at this time.
Dear David, I love this quote by you below. It is a huge life lesson for me to learn that if i take my hands off the steering wheel or Life, there is someone else steering me through the darkness … and I can TRUST. I can embrace the process leading me through the darkness. I so appreciate your articulation of this “dance” below. Love, Tom
If you are facing darkness in your life, don’t try to eradicate it. Dance with it. Enjoy it. Let what is in the darkness reveal itself to you in its own time.There is life in the darkness.
Tom, I feel this post in the same way as yourself. I especially like “don’t try to eradicate it” as that is certainly the temptation.