My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
AkA: Being different in America...the light at least has a chance to be an example for the darkness.
I think this proverb is valid all over the world!!!
I agree with Susanne49 this proverb is valid worldwide and is perfectly worded Marty.
To define light we need darkness.
Darkness makes light gorgeous, but they never get any credits.
Darkness is something you must pass through, like a door, to get to the light because the darkness creates the desire within us for the light. The tension of the soul in this reality I suppose.
Like the light at the end of the tunnel... You can't appreciate that first dot of light unless you're in total darkness. :-)
Ohh I love this one, Mart. It says a lot about the duality of all things in life. :)
Whenever balance appears, matters become unbalanced
so, nothing can exist alone, it always comes with another side of it... duality seems so universally true to me.
Since dark matter is over 90% of the universe we inhabit we should spend more time trying to understand what we fail to see in the little that is illuminated by light.
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Marty, I think you have been to Mum's house. That is just the way the light is there.
Nice picture of the duality of nature. A different way of looking at it. My best.
You don't have to see it as the darkness gathering. You can see it as the light still being there.
If you're standing in the dark turn around, you're probably in your own shadow.DB
This sounds dark...and very true. This should serve as a warning to all.
Mmmm...ain't that the truth. Jesus was a light that was surrounded by those who crucified him. Maybe an abscess has to come to a head as part of the healing process. Even though darkness gathers round, the light dispels the darkness. You might enjoy a remarkable article called "The Dazzling Darkness" by John Wren-Lewis (it's available on the web), for a beautiful description of darkness.
Very well said.
So true, and that is why we need to shine as bright as possible.
We have to not be afraid to shine! But then share our light with the people around us.
Neat; as its say in the Tao; dark and light only exist because of each other
Sometimes, the light can overpower the dark--and it really is best when that happens!
yes it is and let the light share some of its brilliance around it and there will be no more darkness...love this one NP!
Oh, I love this one! It immediately generated a spinoff thought - "the most fertile valleys are surrounded by difficult mountains" I'm putting one of your aphorisms on my blog - I really enjoy them. Cheers, cgn