Light and dark do not equal each other. The light will always erase the darkness, chasing away the shadows.
Perhaps they are a good contrast when discussing art, photography and even clothing but when it comes to life, the light will always outweigh the dark.
Night and day, dark to light and light to dark. It is a dance, the two ever chasing each other. With the light we rise and greet the day, ready to face any challenge. With the dark of night we shut down, closing ourselves off and retreating inside, we replenish and rest.
What then of good and bad, where good is represented by light and bad is represented by dark? When we are happy we are joyful and it shows. There is a light about us. Our steps are lighter, our Spirit lifted and even our mood is gentler. People are drawn to us.
When we are angry, we exude an air of darkness, surrounding us and pushing it out to all who we come in contact with. People stay away from us as they can tell it is not a time to interact. Violence comes from anger, pure darkness meant to harm. The exact opposite of love and light. This is not a place one wishes to dwell.
I believe sadness is in the grey zone. We move for a little while from the light when our hearts are heavy and burdened. We stay there, in low spirits wanting to be comforted and brought back to the light where we feel good and loved. Eventually we return to ourselves and feel better, lighter. For some this is a continual dance, for others an ongoing battle.
Faith tells us that the light will win over the darkness; no enemy can hide in the shadows of Gods’ light. Our Spirit, is an extension of that same light; light of God within. It is available to us at all times and assists us when we are confronted by evil. It provides a clear sense of right and wrong. When we chose incorrectly, we feel it, and our light dims. If we live with love, kindness and compassion our light shines brighter.
There are many ways these two will interact throughout your days, your weeks and your months. Throughout your life you will have some dark moments, everybody does. The trick is not to stay there and to draw on the strength of your light.
Only you can decide what is right for you and what will make you shine. It will always be up to you to choose between the light and dark.