To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark.
Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.
-- Wendell Berry
If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. -- Jesus
I dreamt last night,
oh marvelous error,
that there were honeybees in my heart,
making honey out of my old failures.
-- Anthony Machado
So the person who has eaten his shadow spreads calmness, and shows more grief than anger. If the ancients were right that darkness contains intelligence and nourishment and even information, then the person who has eaten some of his or her shadow is more energetic as well as more intelligent. -- Bly
If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst. -- Thomas Hardy
One thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light. -- Joseph Campbell
Midway upon the journey of our life
I found myself within a forest dark,
For the straightforward pathway had been lost...
So bitter it is, death is little more.
The great epochs of our lives are at the points when we gain courage to rebaptize our badness as the best in us. -- Nietzsche
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
An enemy is like a treasure found in my house, won without labor of mine; I must cherish him, for he is a helper in the way to Enlightenment. -- Santi-Deva
Our friends show us what we can do, our enemies teach us what we must do. -- Goethe
We live in a time when there dawns upon us a realization that the people living on the other side of the mountain are not made up exclusively of redheaded devils responsible for all the evil on this side of the mountain. -- Carl Jung
The sad truth is that man's real life consists of a complex of inexorable opposites-day and night, birth and death, happiness and misery, good and evil. We are not even sure that one will prevail against the other, that good will overcome evil, or joy defeat pain. Life is a battleground. It always has been, and always will be; and if it were not so, existence would come to an end. -- Carl Jung
There is no doubt that healthy-mindedness is inadequate as a philosophical doctrine, because the evil facts which it positively refuses to account for are a genuine portion of reality; and they may after all be the best key to life's significance, and possibly the only openers of our eyes to the deepest levels of truth. -- William James
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues. -- William Shakespeare
The love of money is the root of all evil. -- 1 Timothy 6:10
A spiritual life can't save you from shadow suffering. -- Suzanne Wagner