February 4, 2021•149 words
In George Orwell's 1984, there's this concept of thoughtcrime - a crime committed by just thinking about something unlawful.
Sometimes, when we wander, we may be afraid of our own thoughts. Something too dark, too menacing. Or maybe too joyful, too perfect. No matter the thought itself, the phenomenon of being scared by a concept conceived in our own mind, is fascinating.
Have you ever thought about something, and then immediately corrected yourself: oh, I shouldn't have though about that? What were you trying to escape from?
Truth is, in real life there's no thoughtpolice. We do not (yet) live in an Orwellian society. Whatever's in you, even if dark and scary, is part of you. We all think bad thoughts. Now, you can do two things with them: explore, confront, accept, or run away.
There is no balance without darkness.
Let your mind see it in full.