We all live our lives with some unspoken agreements. Some major premises we just assume are true and right, often largely because they are functional. Our world operates on a series of agreements even without the human element to consider. Bonds between species and entities that allow for the natural growth and progress of the world as a whole. In every situation, we have an agreement and a taboo. A thing we promise to do even if not consciously, and a thing we swear to ourselves we will not do. We often feel torn between these seemingly extreme rules we have for ourselves. For every agreement you honour, you will break a taboo.
The taboo is not your master, and you honour the sacred not by leaving it untouched but by knowing it intimately. Acknowledge your agreements and your rules and restrictions. Know them deeply and intimately, and then choose what you will. Don’t shun your dark side. Don’t lose yourself in your dark side. The real light is beyond what people consider wise.
“Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn’t the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.” Henry Miller (American Author and Writer, 1891-1980)