Shadows #19

We transcend through learning, experiences, knowledge and insights. We build everything we have on hope, for a better tomorrow. Hope to help us take chances and move one step ahead. Sometimes we get punished, Karma takes over in the process or we stumble on mitigating circumstances. Our predicaments turn worse or better, we still don’t stop because we are all a moving train fighting to survive.

In all this learning that takes place, some hearts are tenacious to agree with others even when hurt, others only go with what appears to be love.

A shadow can only appear when one comes in-between light rays and a surface. That is what some people are. Some people are just sitting on the fence. Not knowing if they should outshine or just go dim. Some of us are good within us but we also want to play the opposite. Of course, In the world we are now, it is hard not to be a shadow. It is hard to focus on what we truly want for ourselves, what is right and what we can do to put things right.

It is okay to be a shadow, but be the one that outshines. Be that shadow that never changes its shape for any kind of light. Be that shadow that every one would love to follow.

Am good at saying one thing and doing another. Am good at postponing things that I should be doing immediately. I wouldn’t say I was born with these. They are habits that I picked up. Working on reverting them for good. If I could change that about me, part of me would feel fulfilled and satisfied.

From your last reflection, what did you think felt wrong from right? Please share your thoughts in the reply box below. Thank you.

#TheGoodInMe

Dyna Ekwueme Copyright, 2015.

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3 thoughts on “Shadows #19

  1. oduuduu July 19, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    I’m totally against being a shadow. Be the light of the world. It is not okay to be a shadow. One’s aim should be to shine. Isaiah 60 says ‘arise and shine’. I can hardly create any mental picture, or find any physical imagery of a shining shadow.
    Needless to say because I might be wrong, I believe that a shadow is a shade, and the interesting thing about shades is that they appear when light is shining on an object. Only the object receives light and definitely, only that object; if possible, has tendencies of emitting light.
    The shadow is never a primary focus of light. The shadow is merely a comparative darkness caused by the interception of screening of rays of light from ‘the object’ (webster). Therefore, choosing to be a shadow is to let mediocrity prevail. It is not okay. No reasonable person, with priceless self-esteem would want to follow a trifling mediocre.
    Religiously, Christ chose us to be whole and nothing less. Mediocrity and this wholeness are two things that can never reach a consensus.
    Logically, light is metaphorical to positivity. E.g. it is human nature to always look for ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’.
    One should be confident enough to choose light.
    Nonetheless, one of the reasons people prefer to remain as shadows is fear.: fear of failure, fear of being judged, fear of being misunderstood. Needless to say, everyone knows how success comes most times; repeated attempts after previous failures.
    Concerning being judged, a good friend of mine usually says he came into this world alone. However, for one to be right, one has to be impugned most times.
    Lastly, as long as one’s intentions are good, let the heart and mind be settle.

    I apologize for any incoherence between/within paragraphs. Out of the abundance of the heart, the fingers typed abruptly.

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  2. oduuduu July 19, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    I’m totally against being a shadow. Be the light of the world. It is not okay to be a shadow. One’s aim should be to shine. Isaiah 60 says ‘arise and shine’. I can hardly create any mental picture, or find any physical imagery of a shining shadow.
    Needless to say because I might be wrong, I believe that a shadow is a shade, and the interesting thing about shades is that they appear when light is shining on an object. Only the object receives light and definitely, only that object has tendencies of emitting light.
    The shadow is never a primary focus of light. The shadow is merely a comparative darkness caused by the interception of screening of rays of light from ‘the object’ (webster). Therefore, choosing to be a shadow is to let mediocrity prevail. It is not okay. No reasonable person with priceless self-esteem would want to follow a trifling mediocre.
    Religiously, Christ chose us to be whole and nothing less. Mediocrity and this wholeness are two things that can never reach a consensus.
    Logically, light is metaphorical to positivity. E.g. it is human nature to always look for ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’.
    One should be confident enough to choose light.
    Nonetheless, one of the reasons people prefer to remain as shadows is fear.: fear of failure, fear of being judged, fear of being misunderstood. Needless to say, everyone knows how success comes most times; repeated attempts after previous failures.
    Concerning being judged, a good friend of mine usually says he came into this world alone. However, for one to be right, one has to be impugned most times.
    Lastly, as long as one’s intentions are good, let the heart and mind be settle.

    I apologize for any incoherence between/within paragraphs. Out of the abundance of the heart, the fingers typed abruptly.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ipeniwrite July 19, 2015 / 8:37 pm

    I’ve always perceived life differently. I always want to look at everything from every angle not just the angle everyone looks at it from. Am talking of if light exists, darkness does too and if good exists so does bad. Practically, I reflected on being the light, being someone everybody looked up to, someone who outshines and keeps it going. I also pictured my self as one who is being outshone by the rest. Do I beat myself up to be the light? Do I change myself in some way or try to do what others do just to be there? I can use what I have to create a better me. Being a shadow here didn’t imply staying stagnant. Shadows exists because there is light and a surface for it to be cast upon. Shadow here means “not sure”. Religiously you said it all, that is who we all should be, the light of world. Practically It’s okay to be a shadow in my own opinion. Everyone’s different in their own way. Am grateful you took time to read this piece and shared your wonderful thoughts on it. Thank you 😊

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