The sun shining over endless fields of corn as the sun rose to meet the day, I walked in peaceful reflection, grateful for this season of joy and abundant growth. As my mind and body meandered along the path, I became aware of the shadow cast, at times looming large in front of me, while at other times trailing behind, depending on the sun and the direction I chose to take.
Isn’t that how it is with life sometimes? With every choice we make, we can choose light or shadow. When we turn away from the light, allowing ego and fear and darkness to dominate our thoughts and action, our shadow selves can loom larger than life, threatening to overshadow all that is good and beautiful. Like child’s play on a bedroom wall, we can even create distortions and illusions in our shadows; perhaps entertaining in the moment, though forever distracting us from what’s real and what’s true. Alternatively, can choose to walk toward the light, both figuratively and literally. We can choose to lead with love, enabling our hearts to open in the warmth of the sun, leaving our shadows trailing behind.
I’m curious…How do you live and lead each day? Do you walk toward the light with clear intention and purpose, or allow shadows to cast darkness over all that is good and true? Do you distort the truth or walk with integrity? Do you hold on to what is real, or find yourself chasing illusions?