Do you know what heat is?
Heat is energy. It travels in waves like other forms of energy. It transforms matter it touches–either by causing atoms to vibrate (heating it up) or by causing a chemical reaction that causes burning.
Heat, simply perceived, is the vibration of atoms. Absolute zero (0 degrees Kelvin) is the theoretical point where there are no vibrations in atoms.
There is no such thing as “cold”; there is only the absence of heat.
Isn’t that weird?
When someone says, “Wow, it’s cold outside,” it’s actually a misconception. It’s implying that the cold itself exists, but, in reality, there is no cold. It has no power. It can’t advance, or take something over. Heat simply is or is not.
It is the same with sound. There is either sound or no sound. Silence is just a name given to an absence of sound. Silence itself does not exist.
And light, the same. There is no darkness. There is only light and no light.
Our history is full of tales of darkness versus good–implying that both sides can hold sway over each other. It suggests that there’s some equality between them.
But, in reality, darkness can only be where light is not at that moment. It has no power of its own.
This has wide-sweeping implications. Think about it.
There is only substance or the lack of substance. And the lack of substance has no substance to affect substance. This is why it is written in the Christian texts, “Resist the Accuser and he will flee from you.”
Even we, in our supposed frailty, have substance, enough to occupy and command the space where we exist, like heat transforming matter, or light illuminating a space.
And that is why, when the proper perspective is achieved, fear is irrelevant.