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I had a series of revelations over a period of a month or two where I literally drank Peruvian Torch tea all day long. (You see I was coming off opiate addiction and my dumb brain needed any alkaloid to just feel like something was there) and I tripped almost until there was nothing left that wasn't part of it.
At any rate, I discovered this aspect of the brain that I called ignorance. I sorted out for myself that ignorance, ne, darkness was not evil or bad, no, rather the opposite, ignorance was the very source of enlightenment, and the dark was the very pith of fecundity for knowledge or light.
After all, pure light has no color, and loses self identity in its own nature. That is to say that light needs dark to prismatize so as to expand its range and to have self awareness as light. It is therefore because of the balance of light and dark that either has any reality, and so one should not choose to destroy the dark, destroy ignorance, because in destroying it one loses the potential for enlightenment.
The brain has two halves. Not one. Let's rejoice in the two halves and not be frustrated by our ignorance, but let's celebrate that because of it we can still learn more. Because of the night we can have refreshment from the hot sun of day. But those who fear the dark, and ignorance always in the end become of it, but twisted and that is evil.
The dark is beauty itself, but those who fear it struggle with it and in the dark they twist and become warped like pederast priests. If they had only gotten a grip on their dark side from the start the perversion could have been prevented.
So as Lao Tzu says, "Hold to the dark and the light." Be free of both and of neither and you will find each the play of the other. Neither can win the struggle for dominance but both can complete the picture.