3.2.1 Quote Me! Challenge — A Light Amid Dark


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:

  1. Thank the selector:  Thank you, Padre.
  2. Post 2 quotes for the challenge of the day (above, A Light Amid Dark)
  3. 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?

10 Comments Add yours

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith says:

    Thanks for the tag. I’ll get to this tomorrow 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you for the Tag 🙂 This is an intriguing one. I shall sleep on it and post later. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      OK Kristian, whenever is fine 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. crimsonprose says:

    I like your quotes, the first one all the stronger for being from memory. And the second so perfectly answers Light Amid Dark

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much, Crispina.

      Liked by 1 person

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