27 Mar Teachings of the Albruna
Fear not to become a fool, for fools dare to go beyond what is known. All of what you know today becomes meaningless in the face of tomorrow. Remember that it was once common knowledge that the sun, the planets, and all of the universe made passage around the earth! Fools dared to move beyond that knowledge. It is your task as well, to move beyond the realm of what is known into what will be known. Step off the precipice, my sweet fool, and tumble into uncharted territory, for the power to wonder lies in waiting there.
The effort required to hold back darkness is wasted effort. It would require a greater power than any known in the Universe to hold darkness in check, for it is an aspect of the whole great cosmos! Try to stop the sun from setting. You will always wind up in the dark. When you resist it, you embrace it unwittingly.
And know this: you must have all your wits about you when facing the great darkness of your own spirit. Do not fool yourself into believing the child’s tales told by simpletons, “There is nothing in the dark that isn’t already in the light.” Going into your darkness unprepared and unarmed is not worth doing. The task of making the assay through the darker labyrinths of spirit is wondrous and miraculous—a journey of healing, not a frightful thing. Once you begin this journey in fear, you have begun with a constricted heart, and it is your heart that is needed, for it is privy to a great body of knowledge.
The dark will ask many questions of your heart, but know that where there are questions, there must also be answers.
– The Albruna