Day: August 4, 2013

Dark Side and the Pathway of Light

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There is an easy way to tell the difference between the Dark Side and the Pathway of Light. For the Dark Side always has an affinity for acquisition and accrual. It loves to accumulate things — whether it be power or material objects. The Pathway of Light, however, involves renunciation. Acquisition and renunciation are the two diametrically-opposed qualities on which darkness and light pivot. When I see statements all over Facebook about techniques for “manifesting one’s desires” in abundance (i.e. creating wealth) I see the Dark Side. They are simply motivational get-rich-quick schemes dressed up in psychobabble and “spiritual” clothing (often involving some kind of pyramid-selling scam or getting you to attend some “energy alignment” sessions in order to become a session leader yourself and make loadsamoney — thus creating a self-perpetuating cult which sees itself as the ultimate answer to humanities ills!).

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Your Green and Yellow Hats [sonnet]

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The hat you wear is green, perched on your head —
a beacon there for all the world to see.
You could have worn a yellow one instead;
both hats would show your colours glaringly.

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