What is darkness? What is light?
Oftentimes we use these words to describe spirituality. Yet, in essence, neither one exists. The spiritual reality is there is no duality, no separation. Only One.... the All.
Yet, on this earthly plane, we experience light and dark in our lives. We can be in a dark room, and turn on a light, or vice versa. Instinctively, our human selves tend to be more comfortable with the light than the dark.
Why is that?
In darkness it is harder to "see", so we don't feel as safe. There is a vast unknown in darkness.
Spiritually, when we refer to these seemingly polar opposites, we tend to equate light with love and dark with hate or fear. Ah... so even spiritually, our souls gravitate to the light.
But what about the darkness? Why is it that some humans and souls are attracted to the dark, or hate or fear? Is it their conditioning, upbringing, own fears, or is it their essence?
It is simply an expression, an experience of the One; the All That Is includes darkness.
Do we need to "conquer" or illuminate this darkness?
Actually, we can try, if we so choose, and we can choose to feel good or "right" about it. Many stories, movies and fairy tales are built upon this very theme: light conquering dark.
Yet, the spiritual reality is that darkness will never be "overcome" because, as stated to begin with, it doesn't exist. And, in the realms with light and dark - realms with duality - it will always exist. For every yin, there is a yang; the "two" compliment each other, or in the higher realms "cancel each other out" - however you want to perceive it.
Shall you fear the darkness?
Only if you choose. It can be frightening, indeed. Darkness is empty and unknown, yet it is mysterious and full of infinite possibilities. It is the void within each of us.
Shall you awaken to the light?
Only if you choose. If you perceive the light as awareness, then you can simply enjoy "seeing better" when you have some light. Yet, when you can see more clearly, you may not necessarily like what you see.
Rather than try to understand or grasp any of these concepts, perhaps you simply allow. Allow yourself to be the light and the dark. You are anyway... you are the All, remember?