Me and my shadow are going places

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If fear had a face,

then it would probably look like the Grim Reeper.
Because when fear shows up,
it feels like death himself is present.
A force to be reckoned with,
he comes on purpose.
Death is inevitable,
but rebirth is promised.

As we busy ourselves during the day,
its easier to avoid him.
But in the silence of night,
as darkness falls,
in he creeps.
Into our minds,
where we hide our darkest secrets.
And into our hearts,
where we hold our deepest hurts.

Reaching out with his bony fingers,
offering to take us there.
To that place we resist to go,
towards the land of shadows.
“Hush now my child”,
he whispers.
“I am here to free you”,
he claims.
But we know,
its a freedom that comes at a cost.
For we must be willing to burn,
for those things that we love most.

Instinct tells us to run,
and hide from his grasp.
Because the Reeper,
is to be feared.
But nothing is ever as it seems.
The beast doesn’t always have an ugly heart,
and the angel isn’t always pure.

Fear arises because it has something important to say,
it shows us what we need to see.
Guiding us to overcome the obstacle,
that stands in the way of what we want.
Whether we decide to confront our fear,
is a choice that we must make.

“Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will”

Neither I, nor you,
are here to be anything less than who we are.
We are here, to allow life to live through us,
and flow with what life is offering to teach us.
We are here, to challenge what is,
so that something new can be created.

What if we believed that fear,
served to teach us more about ourselves?
Would we gaze more lovingly into his eyes,
and walk willingly into the land of shadows?

What if we believed that our shadow,
served to teach us more about life and death?
Would we embrace all of who we are,
to gain greater insights into our experiences?

What if we believed that our heart hurts,
served to teach us more about loss?
What if we believed that loss,
served to teach us more about our attachments?
What if we believed that our attachments,
served to teach us more about our connections?
What if we believed that our connections,
served to teach us more about love?

Truth be told,
All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.
“Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see”

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