Posts tagged darkness.
We are involved with flower, leaf, and fruit.
They speak not just the language of one year.
From darkness a bright phenomenon appears
and still reflects, perhaps, the jealous glint
of the dead, who fill the earth.
Rainer Maria Rilke, trans. Stephen Mitchell.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Then when Pronoia saw that emissary, she became enamoured of him. But he hated her because she was in the darkness. But she desired to embrace him, and she was not able to. When she was unable to assuage her love, she poured out her light upon the earth.
On the Origin of the World, trans. Hans-Gebhard Bethge and Bentley Layton.