On Darkness, Light and the Space In Between

I recently read a Facebook post from the great Marrianne Williamson where she said, “There are two things that bring up darkness in other people: your darkness and your light”. That got me wondering about the energy that stands betwixt the two positions. What is that energy that makes up the gap between darkness and light? Then it occurred to me; it’s mediocrity. Mediocrity is the place where controversy ceases to exist. It’s the place where no one challenges you because most of humanity already dwells there. Why wrestle over ground that you already own, you know? This may seem controversial, but I submit that mediocrity is a lesser energy than even darkness. Even in esoteric biblical scriptures God is quoted as saying that He would rather you be hot or cold, for the luke warm He’ll spew out of His mouth. G.K. Chesterton said, “I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act”.

You may ask, “But why would God spew out the ‘luke warm’ and not the cold“. I believe it’s because, even when you make wrong decisions in life, choose lesser paths, at least you have the potential to learn the error of your ways because of the Universal Law of sowing and reaping. The Law exists to correct us upon our life journey. So even then there is the potential for redemption, for growth, development and unfoldment. However, when you refuse to even take a step, make a stand, choose a path, the opportunity to evolve eludes you. Personal and collective evolution is why we’re here after all. There’s no value in mediocrity. No potential for growth. Don’t allow fear of the unknown to intimidate you into inaction in life. The path of mediocrity only leads to regret. Take a step, make a stand and, whatever you do, don’t forget to eat chocolate!

Meditate on the  following quote (Note: this quote has been attributed to many people, but it actually belongs to Marianne Williamson and can be found in her 1992 book Return to Love ( p.165):

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others” ~Marianne Williamson

Don’t be afraid to stand out!

~Michael Ezell


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