Inner Growth Thought of the Day: The Beauty of Shadows
When you think of shadows, at first you may be weary of them; this is due to the cultural knowledge shared with us on shadows and what they are or what they could mean or what feeling they provoke. Knowing the component culture plays in our initial reaction to shadows, shows the power you have on the beauty behind a shadow depending on your personal perspective and mind.
Even though it is the tendency to react with skepticism towards an unclear figure, shape, thing, or idea; if you stay open to it, you can see the depth that is a part of it and the beauty it holds, as well as the lessons you can partake from it for your inner growth. To help you with this when it comes to shadows or unknowns, here are some things you can do.
- List the feelings you get from seeing shadows every time you encounter one.
- If you pause to reflect, remove the initial feeling, and allow the shadow to reveal itself, what do you find out about yourself as you uncover the attributes of the shadow?
- List 2-5 characteristics you have when dealing with shadows (anything unclear or uncertain in what it is). Next to each identify how you can work with these characteristics to keep an inner growth mindset present.
Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊