A book on the gypsies declares= ‘We walk by faith, not by sight.’
This allows us to leave behind the limiting seeing in which we place so much trust, the ‘blind’ seeing that allows us to cling on for dear life to a few handrails, or signposts, that we glimpse, and treat them as formulae, maps, explications, that offer protection against the dark.
When we shut these confused and clouded eyes, faith allows us to step into the dark. This is the dark we see when our eyes are no longer self-deceiving.
In short, it is only when we jettison the illusion of being able to see, that we can step forth into the pervasive dark in which we really dwell.
It is only these ‘steps’ made by passion that light up this great dark; the dark is lit up by flame.