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The Concept of Light

Updated on May 13, 2013

The Concept of Light

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Darkness prevails in a life without light. It swallows our dreams and squeezes fear from every pore, to hinder the truth and have us languish in doubt. However we see our lives it is sure that darkness is our nemesis, that guiding state of mind that consumes light and lays desolate our hopes.

Conflict, judgement, hate and mistrust are the disciples of darkness, all that is without the essence of life. Life is a spark, an energy and source of light, darkness by necessity its opposite and refuge for lost and dying thought. The darkness is not malevolent just void of good. It is emptiness, and without light without form. Darkness is the void of essence, no feeling, so sight, no happiness. Light creates form, creates possibility and movement, a sight to perceive and a notion to consider. All is possible within light, bathing our essence with sustenance and expanding the lessons of awareness that command ascension.

Religion has always used the darkness to create a malicious evil intender, so we may fear this anti-Christ. But whatever creature man can contrive it is but a lie, a fashioned fear that stirs us to action and belief. Darkness is void. It is we who fashion the evil within its emptiness. Humanity grows these seeds to fruition and thus creates what has not been before. The more we consider the darkness and invest in its existence, the more we give power to these apparitions of mind, these disseminators of ill-thought.

We may fashion our beliefs, bowing to common understandings or we may consider the limits of what we are prepared to accept as truth. For me, light is my choice. I believe that we can create a life filled with joy, peace and light, by simple denouncing the void of darkness as an empty belief. For me, I choose to believe in humanity, to believe that we have potential and eventually, through experience, we will ensue on the right side of truth.

The darkness in which we now stand is not palpable; it is lost amid the complexities of striving, greed, power and judging difference. The darkness has not consumed us, but rather we have embraced it, allowed it to thrive, its emptiness consuming lives and misdirecting the course of human events. In that sense, it is we who have created a substance to darkness. We have given credence to its existence, allowing our creation to suck the goodness from us. We are our own nemesis, the internal battle for will at the centre of our movement and action.

Choosing light has nothing to do with religion in itself; it can be seen as a metaphor but that is not my intention. This issue is a personal and internal problem that if resolved, can change our perception of being and how we practice our day-to-day lives.

Darkness prevails wherever there is no intention of light. In other words if we judge anything in a negative way we are strangling the possibility of light. The more hate we direct to people, the less light can survive. The darkness we disseminate creates more darkness and therefore propagates the continuing problem. Darkness attracts darkness. Light attracts light.

When we invest in darkness, we help spread the void, and lessen the possibility of light- prosperity, love, hope and happiness. When we live within light- the truth prevails and darkness is diminished.

Even a small candle overcomes darkness.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Dr Mike, hope you continue to enjoy my work. Thanks for reading and your comment.

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      6 years ago from Sandpoint, Idaho

      funny thing is, there is no such thing as darkness. the spectrum of the human eye represents the tiniest fraction of the full spectrum of light. at night, people can put on those green night vision goggles and see fine-light. all there is in life, is light. seems to me, we are beings of light, that perceive light. since you mention duality in your other post i assume you know that all light has instantly balanced polarity. both positive and negative equal in all things. i am looking forward to reading your other posts as the titles look great!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading and commenting saif113sb, and thanks for following. Hope you continue to enjoy my work.

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      7 years ago

      Good work and informative hub. Thanks

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading livingsimply. Both light and darkness are metaphors on many levels, worth exploring.

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      7 years ago from Isle of Arran, Scotland

      This hub got me thinking and I like that. I understand light but I am not sure I understand darkness. That said, I love half lights and shadows - that is where the interest lies for me. Great hub

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading and your comment CWanamaker.

    • CWanamaker profile image


      7 years ago from Arizona

      Light is always positive and darkness is always negative. Ever heard of "the darkness at the end of the tunnel?" That sounds like a bad thing doesn't it? You have made some good points here.


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