I read a book as a teen, called, “The Peaceable Kingdom,” by author Jan de Hartog. I was unable to find the quote out in google land and no longer have the book (or haven’t seen it in ages if I do.) The book is a fictionalized novel about the Quaker religion. What I remember reading multiple times throughout the book was a phrase, “Go for that of God within them.” To me, this means that, no matter how evil or toxic or malicious an individual might be, somewhere within them is a kernel of light in the darkness. I believed it back then and continue to believe it today.
The other quote is a comment on the tai-qi (aka yin-yang) symbol. If you take a look at it, you’ll see that there is a dot of darkness in the white side of it and a dot of white in the dark side. The symbol effectively expresses that that there will always be a bit of light in darkness and a bit of darkness in light. The symbol is meant to be spun. As it does, you will see it all turns into a blur of grey. This represents the relativity of things, where what a thing is is dependent upon the viewer.
The following is a very laid back video about yin-yang as part of daoist philosophy:
Padre, of Padre’s Ramblings, has tagged me in a 321 Quote Me! Challenge.This post is in an answer to 3-2-1 Quote Me Challenge which was started at TeleportingWeena. Padre was tagged by Crispina Kemp of Crimsonprose to take part in this challenge.321 Quote Me was created by Rory A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!
Here’s how it works:
- Thank the selector: Thank you, Padre.
- Post 2 quotes for the challenge of the day (above, A Light Amid Dark)
- Select 3 bloggers to take part in this challenge.
My choices are:
Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith
Jim at A Unique Title for Me
Kristian from Tales from the Mind of Kristian
Teresa? Jim? Kristian?