Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Number Eight

In Plato's cave we are afraid of the light.  In truth, we have entered the cave precisely for what can be learned in the dark.  In the life between lives there is no fear.  And so nothing can be learned that requires fear.

In the cave each step is uncertain; we can't see the wall or the precipice.  We live not knowing where each footfall takes us, and that is the cave's purpose.

In the dark, we make up our own images.  We create god, ourselves, each other.  This is necessary because we cannot see.  But what we invent starts to become true.  In the cave we take the first steps to making a universe.

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