The Subtlety Diet
“You can’t beat the darkness.”
“Nobody has ever beat the darkness, ok Lindsay?!?”
My guru chuckled, “You can’t beat the darkness in the world.”
The smirk faded, “Nobody ever has.”
“The darkness is there and it penetrates all the way through our universe!
Well, when you put it that way. I guess I had taken on a sort of God complex in my expectations for myself. Save the world from evil? Really? No wonder I feel a lack of worth in my ability to measure up.
I went to see this wise friend and guru because I have stuff to work on in my healing journey. It’s always good to have him be a part of that. He brings a lot of wisdom and perspective to the process. This appointment with him took a lot off my plate.
I realized my outrage with evil was kind of ridiculous. I mean really, I can’t believe what is happening in the world? C’mon, history is drenched in evil and nasty carnage. A disbelief that evil could even exist, or that it shouldn’t exist just makes me useless in my ability to be a light in the midst of it.
It’s easy to look at the world and easily identify with precision what is wrong. Just like it’s easy to see how “other” people could heal their marriages or solve their problems. But we all have our own darkness and it’s about the only thing we have the power to do anything about.
Projection in psychology means that you defend yourself against your own unconscious impulses and qualities and deny that those things exist in yourself because you attribute them to others.
It’s like the pot calling the kettle black, basically.
We are all doing it. All of the time. The things that bother us, reside in us. We see hate and fear because we know it all too well. It’s humbling for me to know this because it means that I have the power to DO something about it…for me.