I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
When we look at photos or drawings, shadows provide perspective and depth. They make the artistic piece multi-dimensional and realistic.
Our shadow self serves as a mirror, a reflection. We can be more understanding of others when we experience similar sensations. Our negative thoughts remind us to stop and listen to find their source, which isn’t usually what we think it is and never is our true self.
Instead of running in fear from our shadows, we can breathe, greet them, and ask what they can teach us. Surely exposing them to light is better than keeping them in the dark.
[This is part of my A to Z Challenge that includes CH, PH, SH, and TH.]