This post and the Good Reads have been languishing in drafts since last week. Even though I’m back to posting bits of the Tao this week, I wanted to be sure to post this gem. I love this quote, I love this thought, I love this phrasing. The last line is my favorite.
Filling the conscious mind with ideal conceptions is a characteristic of Western theosophy, but not the confrontation with the Shadow and the world of darkness. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.