Evil is like a shadow -
it has no real substance of its own,
it is simply a lack of light.
You cannot cause a shadow to disappear
by trying to fight it,
stamp on it,
by railing against it,
or any other form of emotional or physical resistance.
In order to cause a shadow to disappear,
you must shine light on it.
-Shakti Gawain, teacher and author (b. 1948)