It’s a little bit cynical but also very true and you’ll have to mull it over before you can come to terms with it. But here it is.
Look at it. Be with it. Consider it. Contemplate it.
When I first had the thought, years ago, that inside every belief is a lie, I recoiled from it. I rejected it. I refused to let it live in my life.
After living with it for a few years, I began to see what the things we believe in actually are. They’re things that we tell ourselves in order to cope with our surroundings. In the darkness, when we’re most alone and can only hear our own thoughts, that’s when we understand that lie in our beliefs. Let’s go for a big thing most believe first: “A loving God/dess wouldn’t leave me alone in the dark.” And yet, we are alone in the dark – each one of us, as we struggle with our own insecurities. Can you picture yourself there, in the dark, repeating to yourself like a mantra that your Creator wouldn’t leave you alone in the dark – denying the reality of what’s going on around you?
I say enjoy it! Enjoy the dark. Enjoy the insecurity. Enjoy each terrifyingly human moment. Soon, you’ll understand that you *were* left there in the dark. Alone. With your thoughts.
Because what if you were left there to find your inner power to be your own light?
PS: I’m blogging along with Effy Wild in April. If you’d like to join the facebook group to read the rules, go here: