Why do we tend to fear darkness, to avoid it, to make up stories about what happens to those who venture out into the dark?

Why is light favored, adored, even equated with spirituality?

I wish to point out that evolving homo sapiens and even earlier homo erectus both depended on the sun for survival. This dependence over such an extensive time period leads me to think that we are wired to think that "light" is "good". Sun worship, sun gods, have all been recorded in our history. Our pineal glands in our brains sense sunlight and help regulate serotonin levels. Lack of enough light can actually cause depression in some people.

So is all of this the real reason we say expressions like, "She is just filled with sunshine"; "He has a dark soul"; "Seek always the Light"? Could it be evolution?

Blessings, Jaianniah


asked 16 Aug '11, 08:49

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that goodness, or lack of self-centeredness, weighs in on the spiritual end of the spirit- matter spectrum,
finer in vibration than gross material form;
or lighted on the path as opposed to stumbling in darkness,
as an aware intellect that sees the light of truth


answered 17 Aug '11, 00:38

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And as he journeyed, it came to pass that he drew nigh unto Damascus: and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven: and he fell upon the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: but rise, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. And the men that journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing the voice, but beholding no man. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened,

(18 Aug '11, 03:28) white tiger

he saw nothing; and they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and did neither eat nor drink.

— Acts 9:3–9,

(18 Aug '11, 03:31) white tiger

because i am the light of the world. and with out light you would be lost in darkness. experience and enjoy.


answered 16 Aug '11, 19:44

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white tiger

Are you speaking as you, or someone else?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

(16 Aug '11, 22:41) Jaianniah

i am speaking of i am. who is i am jai? i am is light. i am light. your i am is light also. god i am is light also. what is so hard to understand? one day you will experience it then it will all become clear jai.

(17 Aug '11, 05:07) white tiger
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