Thoughts don't come from "within"; neither do they come from "without." They emerge "between."
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Why Shadows Were Invented

Why Shadows Were Invented

Mar 21, 2019-- In 'From These Wilds Beyond Our Fences,' Bayo Akomolafe points out that when Seventeenth-century physicist Francesco Grimaldi directed a focused ray of sunlight in a dark room, managing the ray so that it struck a thin rod and produced a shadow on a screen, he proved that light behaves in unexpected ways. In fact, light is only one side of a whole,like yin and yang. Thus "darkness is not the absence of light -- it is the very dance of light...Light and dark are not opposites or estranged cosmic forces that one side must defeatfor there are no "sides."" (3073 reads)


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Take ActionPsychiatrist C. G. Jung advised us to become familiar with our own shadow, the parts of us that we deny or whose influence over us we are unaware of. See if you can uncover some darkness in you that, when acknowledged, could allow you to become more whole, more wholly yourself.



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