The dark side of the soul

There is a line from an old Runrig song which, to my mind, pays the greatest compliment possible. The line, directed at the singer’s lady is “The dark side of the soul, you’ve never known, you never will”.

The dark side. Haven’t we all been there? Everything from wishing someone could be taken down a peg or two through  to homicidal thoughts?

I’ve certainly been there. Have you?

No? Liar! No-one makes it to our age without those thoughts, but think of someone who, by their emotional makeup cannot hate or wish evil on others.

There’s an angel worthy of worship and love.

I would love to think that the author of those words had found someone like that. 

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  1. On April 1st, 2010 I was suspended at work for a week. There were 6 of my co workers that said that I had a bad attitude. I was more shocked than angry. But after a week I returned to work and on the bulletin board was this saying (down below). I don’t know who put it there. I got mad at first, but quickly saw the wisdom in it. That was my turning point.

    An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
    “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

    The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

    The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

  2. I think we have all been to the dark side at some point in our lives and anyone who never admits this is , in my humble opinion , in denial.

  3. Hi Way……..I would say if someone has never touched on the dark side they have been incredibly lucky……..but chances are they will before they meet their maker…….

  4. As a young person I was shy, low in self-esteem, and self confidence, and mainly kept my thoughts to myself. Though as I have reached the latter years of my life, I have used to word “hate” – a word I would NEVER have used before. I have also wished for “karma” to happen right in front of my eyes. But these are only “thoughts and wishes”, and after I have gotten over the hurt, I come back to the kind, caring, compassionate person that I am 🙂

  5. i dont know that i have ever wished anyone else harm. oh there are a lot of people that i wish i had never met but i dont wish them ill. i believe to wish another ill is to wish it upon oneself.
    the dark side for me is depression. i have to work hard to keep on this side of that! so maybe i lack passion genes!

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