Random Quote of the Day:
Evil is like a shadow – it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it. -Shakti Gawain, teacher and author (1948- )
I thought this was interesting to think about from a couple different angles. Anybody have a comment as to whether this is true or not?
Another quote, to encourage honest response:
He who dares not offend cannot be honest. -Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (1737-1809)
Edited to add:
I liked this quote when I first read it, but decided to look up the source. She has written some very New Age-y looking books, mostly about creative visualization, so of course, I thought a little harder about the quote.
Some of my questions would be:
IS evil simply the absence of good, or does it have substance of its own?
DO we ever have to actively resist evil, physically or emotionally, or is it only a matter of allowing good to shine?