Sunday, May 1, 2011
But ultimately this holiday is attributed to the arrival of spring, the half way point of time, November 1st through May 1st, an unofficial yet insistence of spring. An insistence that the season of winter has ended, that there is light to the darkness. Like the seasons, I believe we as human beings evolve and change in cycles. While the world seems dark, the spring of renewal, awakening and enlightenment come. It is through our seasons of darkness, our winters of seemingly never ending cold, bitter and dank conditions that we become dissatisfied, disheartened and disillusioned with what is. We think that this darkness is never-ending, although through history we know this is not true. The truth is that through our darkness we can look outside of our current season and see a different and brighter existence. Yes, it's true that some appear to want to reside in our current state. But to see these as "unenlightened" is a false sense of our own superiority and egoistic nature to feel better about ourselves on thinking more "enlightened" than others and is a waste of time. Spring comes. This is true. The flowers bloom. This is also true. And to perpetuate that winter will never end is a false idea. Spring comes. With it's promise, an end to darkness. This is the world I choose to see and live in.