In the last book of Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, there is an area where the children are walking with Aslan the lion through a beautiful meadow when they came across a group of dwarfs sitting in a circle huddled together facing inwards.
In their perception, they are sitting in a dark, smelly and small stable. The smell of the beautiful violet flowers offered to them by the children appeared to them as smelly litter. Magnificent feast given by Aslan, they could only see as rotten. Which they consumed anyway greedily even though they couldn’t taste its goodness.
This is the case with most people. When you have a choice to walk in the light, free and happy, they create a prison inside their mind. A self-imposed darkness. ‘That seems too good to be true. There has to be something wrong with it’.
So afraid to be taken in that they cannot be taken out.
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