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?
asked 16 Aug '11, 08:49
answered 17 Aug '11, 00:38
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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