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Dark Enchantress
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0 posted 07-27-99 04:34 AM       View Profile for Dark Enchantress   Email Dark Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dark Enchantress's Home Page   View IP for Dark Enchantress

What are you if you are two people? One half rage and fire burning with a need to destroy and be rebelious. A need to hurt others intentionally and laugh in the face of their pain.
The other half love and understanding. Knowing no hate and believing souly in what's good for others. One who choses to cryptic and kind and meaningful in their words.
Both sides somewhat equal in strength and weight.
What is this? What causes this to happen?
Seaangel
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1 posted 07-27-99 06:01 AM       View Profile for Seaangel   Email Seaangel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seaangel

Hi, I'm just logged on.
I think that everyone contains these opposite aspects of character to some extent; we funnel our anger, guilt, frustration, and all unwelcome feelings and energies into the same place within us, and this becomes the 'dark side' that we feel is uncivilised and animalistic. Of course it is, but to be human is to be angels with feet of clay; we all have the spiritual and the savage within us. It's hard to reconcile them, I know. This is something I've been working on for a while. It's uncomfortable and can hurt ourselves and other people, but I think in time we learn to express and deal with these unwelcome energies in an appropriate way. Good luck!
Alain DeLaCendres
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2 posted 07-27-99 11:12 PM       View Profile for Alain DeLaCendres   Email Alain DeLaCendres   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alain DeLaCendres

Well Dark Enchantress, I would say you are normal. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Poet deVine
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3 posted 07-27-99 11:57 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Perhaps that hurtful nature is your protection. We want to be loved and accepted, but fearing rejection, we lash out. It's a childish quality we all have. Like your 'inner child'.
Nectar
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4 posted 07-30-99 02:44 PM       View Profile for Nectar   Email Nectar   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nectar

Read any Robert Louis Stevenson? Maybe "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" would help you understand inner conflict a little better.
Tinu
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I think it really depends on if your 2 sides are contained within you, in your mind, where they are not hurting anyone, or if they are battling it out in real life, hurting the ones you love one minute, and dressing the wounds you inflicted the next.

Undercover, I was once embroiled with a very hateful side that now only comes out when I am crossed or scorned. Back then I was suffering from the guarding of scars that I would not let heal. When I dealt with my pain, my dark side went to sleep, only resurfacing as a defense mechanism, as Poet deVine said.



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6 posted 08-01-99 11:41 PM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

I agree with PdV in saying that it is that inner child.. A way to protect yourself.. Like building walls which everyone does at one point or the other.. The other side is the normal you that you want people to see.. Both usually try to live together though..

Love,
Lady
Darquewing
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To your queston Dark Enchantress,

You would be called human. You can see those two people in everyone around you if you look hard enough. Just as easily you could look across the face of humanity as a whole and see those two spread out. Generally, they are equal within each person, but just as one can flare in a person so to can you see them flare in the whole.


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lenny
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8 posted 08-03-99 09:04 PM       View Profile for lenny   Email lenny   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lenny

I can best answer this question with an old poem of mine.

All thoughts, it's true, come but from Him
From whence else could they spring
Trav'ling on the ether, fine
Both light and dark they bring.
The choice is ours, what we tune in
Or what we do refute
And those we choose to make our own
Determine our life's route.
Each thought vibrates with qualities
That repel or attract
Both from or to the Source of all
And cause us all to act.
The evil man accepts dark thoughts
Thus making them his own
These, too, from God do surely come
Yet these we all bemoan.
Like trick questions in some great test
We try to figure out
Why these too are a part of life
But this course leads to doubt.
So rather should the noble man
Tune in to higher thought
And not be bound by light and dark
The elements of plot.
With great care must the mind be watched
As it watches the world
What it accepts or it rejects
Must keep the soul unfurled.

Take care and good luck.
JP
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9 posted 08-04-99 11:16 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Inner child?

Do ANIMALS have inner children? If you threaten them do they not lash out to protect themselves?

It is not human that gives us this duality, it is nature. Human is what allows us to recognize that duality, accept it for the potential gift it can be, or control it if we cannot embrace and use it for our own good.


Damn, I have got to stop getting up so early, I get too philisophical....

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Darquewing
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Nature it self does not come with duality. That is the work of humanity alone. For it is humanity that has brought the ability to despise, but play nice at the same time. Yes there are those two sides in animals, but never at the same time. Unlike hmans who carry both around with them wherever they go.
For nature and animals as a whole, they are pretty much of a single mind. And that is to survive.

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Lil-bit
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11 posted 08-05-99 09:50 AM       View Profile for Lil-bit   Email Lil-bit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lil-bit

You are one of 3 things:

a) normal
b) schizophrenic
c) you have a Bi-Polar Disorder (Manic Depression)

I prefer to think you are normal with a wide range of emotions.

Robin Goodfellow
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12 posted 08-07-99 04:39 PM       View Profile for Robin Goodfellow   Email Robin Goodfellow   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robin Goodfellow

If you were to bare the strongest emotions of both love and hate, gain and loss, life an death then you would become Rex Mundi. The King of the World. You would have become the epitomy of existence. The meaning of life is to experience each of these feelings and if you had both of these forces in an endless stand off within yourself then there would be no end to your greatness.
JP
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13 posted 08-08-99 02:10 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

That sounds like a lot of karma building to me Robin...
 
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