070128 – Sunday – a quote from Plato from my wife

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark.
The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
~ Plato

Earlier today, Sharon and I were discussing whether or not all the time I spend focusing on reporting on the darker side of what’s going on with mankind (i.e., the approaching Perfect Storm) is bad for my spiritual health.

I said I didn’t think so because I write as a way of saying to those who haven’t considered these things to, “Take a long look and decide where you are on these issues. See them and consciously choose not to give energy to helping create or perpetuate them. Decide who and where you are in the play between light and dark.”

And later today, in a separate letter to some friends of mine, I wrote the following, which is along the same lines, “…if I had one caution to give you, it would be to not pretend the dark doesn’t exist but, rather, to look at it square and then consciously choose in its face to place your energy into that which affirms life and light. I particularly love the Islamic caution that we should ‘Trust in God but remember to tether your camel as well.'”

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