ACCEPTING OUR SHADOW


In everyone’s life, even in the midst of overall
growth and the joys of healthy function, there is an
inescapable undercurrent or fringe of anxiety, boredom,
confusion, disability, discord, guilt and loneliness.
These factors of trouble and suffering follow us about
as constantly and as surely as the shadow that we cast
when we walk. There is no way of eliminating them from
human living, they are as inevitable as our shadow.
W e need only learn two things:
1. It is futile and
2. It is unnecessary to run away from them.
There is simply no need to run away from them, for,
if we keep our thinking true and our lives developing
properly, they can no more hurt or harm us than our
shadow can.