Shadows

Hope’s shadow is fear

Courage’s shadow is vulnerability

Love’s shadow is hurt

Honesty’s shadow is loneliness

Light’s shadow is darkness

Life’s shadow is death

What inspired this poem – I usually never post messages on group chats I belong to. I am a silent passerby. Today, I had the courage to post but felt extremely vulnerable doing so. Steven Pressfield says everything has a shadow side. When you feel a negative emotion such as fear, vulnerability etc, it is usually because it is trying to mask the positive emotion/action. Once you realize this yin yang, you just might feel a bit more courageous and capable of silencing that negative voice. Steven says the more important the activity is to your soul’s evolution, the more resistance you will feel.

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