| | Who am I? Who are you?
Light or dark - hmm, interesting. I've always found it fascinating how we partner. Often a total giver gets together with a total taker.
The result is frequently lots of complaining about the other - failing to recognize we choose.
I'm all about personal growth and it's amazing to me how common it is these days to see putdowns of "selfishness", as if it's not cool to want anything for yourself.
An example: Unless you take care of yourself you have nothing to give others. Can we frame it as it's cool to take care of yourself and have fun, even passion, aside from what we have to give others?
It seems like a continuation of a christian ethic that implies it's bad to experience pleasure or joy and that's we're "sinful" at our core and don't deserve to feel good.
Hello! I'm here to want! A flow of giving and receiving is a good life, from where I stand. As Pia Melody said: Hug your demons or they'll bite you in the ass!
I don't trust someone who is all giving and doesn't know how to receive. Nor do I admire someone who is all take and no give.
As Steven points out, though, it requires conscious awareness to balance these seemingly opposites. I like to play with them.