To truly know and experience the light you must also truly know and experience the darkness. If light was all there was it couldn’t be experienced. For light to be experienced darkness must also exist.
To truly and intimately know and experience the darkness- and know the light- you must paradoxically forget about the light. You must become so used to the pain of darkness that you forget there is a way out, because otherwise you will naturally, quickly and effortlessly move towards the joy of the light and cease experiencing the pain of darkness.
This is where many of us are at- doubting the ways out of the darkness because we’re so used to it. We doubt the light even exists, calling it too good to be true and staying in the darkness longer because we’re afraid of leaving it. The cycle of darkness is totally based on fear. We are so used to the fear that we’re even afraid of moving away from it.
All experience of darkness is the result of forgetting about or denying the light. All experience of light, on the other hand, is the result of remembering both the darkness and the light, realizing that the darkness is a choice and a way to experience what the light is, and then choosing the light.
The darkness fears the light and sees it as a threat to its existence. The light loves the darkness and sees it as a way to experience its own existence.
Knowing and experiencing the light is natural to you. Moving towards it is just the process of letting go of fear and remembering the light is there now, and always has been there.