Darkness only occurs because there’s a lack of light, but not all darkness is the same. Learn these differences and be with the darkness of the night, but allow the heart to be of light.
Can you see what’s beyond the darkness of the world of thought, into the realm of the thoughtless, where the light shines? This light is the silence that surrounds us all the time, but because of the world of thought, which is noise, its not noticed. There are two kinds of darkness that fill life, one is the darkness that is needed for rest which is where all things arise, this is silence. The other is the darkness that blocks out light, in this case our light, this is the darkness of the thought realm, the world of noise. This darkness blinds us from the love that’s in our own heart. In this darkness is what can be called evil, but only in the sense that this evil in and of itself is only darkness that blocks out love.
There are many ways to block the light, the tools used by darkness are greed, envy, pride, jealousy, hate and delusion to name a few. There is only one way to see the light, and that’s through love which is more powerful then all the tools of darkness. Light will always overtake darkness and as long as one cultivates a practice of love there will always be a source for light.
How the light is allowed to shine is strictly by removing the darkness, like when entering a dark room, all one needs to do is turn on the light and the darkness disappears, it can’t sustain itself where there’s light. The two can’t coexist at the same time, there will always be one or the other so when it’s learned what causes one’s darkness and as these things are removed, the light will shine more and more. Eventually there will only be light which is the source for bringing love into the world.
The light is the love of one’s heart, and when this light shines darkness won’t prevail. So when the things that block light are removed, the things that block love are removed and when this occurs the only thing that one will be left with is love, which in turn makes one a light unto a world that has way to much darkness. Be a light unto yourself and be a light to all beings and if they want to remain in darkness that will be up to them, but at least you are giving them a source of light, which is the love that’s in your heart.