Hard to explain, harder to live by. A fight you fight not just when you're awake and not just when you're at your best, and not something that makes you easier to understand or take for outsiders, because it often makes you look crazy, but fundamentally necessary nonetheless. And this is coming out of a larger theme he's talking about, which is the story of William Compton in an eerily appropriate nutshell:
"Let's just say... you took the path less traveled. Part of you is just going, 'Look at that path! Over there, it's much better. Everyone is traveling on it... This one, there's nettles and Robert Frost's body--somebody should have moved that--it just feels weird.' And not only does your mind tell you this, it is on that other path, it is behaving as though it is on that path. It is doing the opposite of what you are doing. And for your entire life, you will be doing, on some level, the opposite: Not only of what you were doing, but of what you think you are. That is just going to go on. What you do with all your heart, you will do the opposite of. And what you need to do is to honor that, to understand it, to unearth it, to listen to this other voice."
"You have, which is a rare thing, that ability and the responsibility to listen to the dissent in yourself, to at least give it the floor, because it is the key. Not only to consciousness, but to real growth. To accept duality is to earn identity. And identity is something that you are constantly earning. It is not just who you are. It is a process that you must be active in... Understanding yourself, so you can become yourself."
It is not a thing that most people have heard or dealt with, or are prepared to hear or deal with, but it's been the deal with Bill since the beginning and Whedon is right when he says this tension is the key to everything. Making peace with the part of yourself that will never see daylight; making peace with the part of yourself that is not at peace. Because the more you ignore it and the stronger you get in the daytime, that nighttime face is getting just that strong, all the time. And it will come for you, if you don't go to it.
So far Bill's the only one who's gone for it. Hoyt kind of did, but out of bad logic; Terry did and it fixed him; Jason lives there because that is 100 percent of what Jason is about which is why Jason is the wisest one and why nobody gets it; Tara took hers out into the woods and stabbed it to death and she's still paying for that one. So while I doubt that the Pre-Teen Sensations are in any danger -- after all, the plan was Sookie to start with and it's not like he'd ever drain or really hurt her -- but I can see a lot of fun story (fun and fairly beautiful, and fairly relevant to the story of faith that started last year and Sarah just brought up again) developing out of God basically acting like a child molester.