Special Delivery

Presenting a Healing Voices Special Delivery: Instead of a couple dozen Christmas cookies, here are a couple dozen insights into the darkness that often visits us midwinter, during the holiday season – and after.

What makes night within us may leave us stars. (Victor Hugo)

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. (Og Mandino)

We must dream a long, long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness. (Jean Genet)

I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness will find banks full of roses under my cypresses. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. (Anne Frank)

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. (Carl Jung)

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. (Edna St. Vincent Millay)

Long is the way and hard that out of Hell leads up to the Light. (John Milton)

Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. (Kamand Kojouri)

There are different kinds of darkness…. There is the darkness that frightens, the darkness that soothes, the darkness that is restful. (Sarah J. Maas)

When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow. (Ursula K. Le Guin)

The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness. (Brian McBridge)

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men and women are afraid of the light. (Plato)

All great beginnings start in the dark when the moon greets you to a new day at midnight. (Shannon L. Alder)

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too was a gift. (Mary Oliver)

Yet, no matter how deeply I go down into myself, my God is dark, and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in the silence. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

It is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow this light is nearest of all to us. (Meister Ekhart)

Numb the dark, and you numb the light. (Brené Brown)

Maybe you must know the darkness before you can appreciate the light. (Madeleine L’Engle)

Everyone is a moon and has a dark side he never shows anyone. (Mark Twain)

Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is. (Marianne Williamson)

When you walk to the edge of all the light that you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something for you to stand upon, or you will be taught to fly. (Patrick Overton)

Carry the fire. (Cormac McCarthy)

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