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Vanquishing shadows

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At times it may feel to us as if we were living inside or underneath a shadow; nothing can be seen clearly, it always feels at least a little cold, and any movement seems constricted. Once we venture to take a look around us we usually find that the whole world is not a shadow and that, with a little effort, we can feel warmth and contentment once again. We may also discover that the cold and darkness can be chased away, or at least swept to the side so that they cannot bother or hinder us. The more of our own warmth and light that we can inject into our positive and uplifting thoughts, the more we’ll have to spare for other dark and forbidding things that we wish to shed light upon. At the same time we must recognize that shadow and darkness are not always the bad guys. If we stop to explore the shadows and search within the darkness we may be surprised by the amazing and wonderful things we may find; they may even be positive in and of themselves and be of value to you. Don’t you think we should fully explore any and all of the shadows before we encounter before vanquishing them?


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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