Monday, October 19, 2015

Ignorance is Darkness

You know when you wake up in the middle of the night and you see something in the distance. You're eyes fix on it but you're brain can't comprehend what it is. It looks like a ferocious beast, a monster, a blob curled up on your dresser. Eventually you turn on the light to find, that is is only a bunched up shirt. 

This is ignorance. When we can't see something, that is understand or comprehend what it is, we are ignorant to it. We are in the dark. When we can't understand it, our brain defaults to what it knows. It searches desperately for what that thing could be. In the dark, our brain usually goes to the worst.

But then when we shed light upon it, ignorance goes away, and it's not quite so scary anymore. 

Sometimes we are in the dark to other people, other beliefs, or other places that we don't know. They are that bunched up shirt on the dresser that seems to look incredibly scary in the dark. But the second we turn on the light, we can understand it. 

The light is knowledge, understanding, openness. 

Don't let the dark keep you ignorant.

Just turn on the light.