You know, I can’t help think and ponder about what light and dark really is. I guess some people see them as opposites but I see them as two entities that cannot exist without the other. Think about it, if there were wasn’t any darkness in this world, where would we learn and know the good things in life? It is within darkness where good things are born. The same goes for light. Through light, darkness is born. Two entities that cannot exist without the company of it’s opposite. There’s not really a good and evil in this world, there’s only people and the choices that they make. You could say that certain people have been corrupted by darkness and therefore do things that are considered as criminal or evil.
It’s the same for light because it is very possible to corrupt yourself with light and blind yourself from the truth or even people. Take religious extremists, they are so focused on their views and are blinded by the corruption of their “light”. I guess what I’m trying to say is that there is no such thing as being “truly good” and “truly evil”. There doesn’t exist a person without a mix of light and darkness within their hearts. I bet even the Pope has some sort of darkness within him.
Saying this, I don’t know what I am as a person. I am neither good or bad, light or dark. I’ve been exposed within the darkness ever since I was a small child but I never let it corrupt me. In fact, I harnessed that power of darkness within me to strengthen the small light that was inside of me. I’m not too sure if you guys would understand what I’m trying to say but… I guess what I’m trying to say is that equilibrium is needed in order to find true peace. Instead of trying to suppress and hide the darkness from within, let it flow through you but at the same time allowing your “light” to mix with the darkness, allowing yourself to be within both worlds. A perfect balance between light and darkness. From my experiences, my darkness within has taught me to be respectful, not judge others for wanting to be themselves and appreciate art at a personal level. Though it has ruined my self esteem and confidence, I wouldn’t have it any other way because I wouldn’t be who I am at the moment.
Good can easily turn to evil. Evil can easily turn into good. Light and dark are the two sides of the “equilibrium” coin. Don’t treat them as opposites but as brother and sister. Find true peace within yourself.
Don’t corrupt yourself with one side. You control your own life.