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Seeking A Balance – Darkness and Light

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” – Theodore Roethke

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Golden Bee Light, oil on canvas, 16X 20″

I began my latest post on the Feminism and Religion Blog with these two quotes.

King’s quote expresses how out of balance we were and still are.  Roethke expresses the truth the our world, when at it’s best, maintains a balance of the light and the dark.

In this post I explore my journey through darkness brought on by the recent increase in and acceptance of bigotry and hate to an attitude which embraces the light that shines in the darkness even more fiercely than before.  You can read it here. 

 

Martin Luther King – Light Worker – Love Drives Out Hate – Day 11

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Today I honor Martin Luther King and the amazing work he did to create a world of love, community and inclusion.  Using his words I have decided to change the name of my challenge to myself to – Love Drives Out Hate