Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Darkening of the Light

When the light goes down, it is often wise to become invisible. I relate very well to that period of *fresh* darkness, the period after the sun has gone down or the fire has gone out. There is often still much activity left over from the light of day, but movements in the outer world are at their most dangerous. It is a tight rope time; even the smallest sound, the faintest glow of light, can attract unwanted attention.

There are other darknesses and when the darkness of stupidity reigns, it is best that your own brilliance stay hidden. By that I mean that your thoughts and efforts should be quiet and self-contained, and protected, as much as possible, from harmful external influences.

It is important that you don't let yourself be swept along on the current of conventional wisdom when dangerous uncertainties exist. Doing so seems to lead only to depression or anxiety. I cannot tell you too many times: this period will pass.

Just endure it for now and inwardly preserve your self-confidence, while outwardly remaining cooperative and flexible and quiet. The time to assert yourself will come, it always does. There are times when you simply must avoid looking too far ahead if you have not yet achieved your goals.

That only brings Regret. And Longing. Both of which can eat away at your inner resources until they leave you with nothing.

And just so you know, the darkness of stupidity can reign quite often right inside your own head. The above advice still applies. But it seems to get a lot trickier to enact.


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