Lingering Shadows

Too Many Shadows

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This is the words of a song I heard today which made a big impression on me,

”Though The Shadows Lingers All Around Us,

Let us Turn Our Faces To The Light”

Shadows will forever be part of us as humans, I have never seen a man born of a woman who has no shadow but this could also be used metaphorically.

What kind of shadows kept lingering or trailing behind us? These shadows could cut our lives short and make us miserable, like the shadows of deceit, of anger, of adultery, of lies or lying, shadows of un forgiveness? Shadows of fear, of death, of failure…

The list is endless but my like my husband used to say,

”You are the only person who can make yourself happy,”

And I think he is right, I don’t think our happiness  should be based on the approval of others or their behavior towards us, rather, I opined that we should discard every lingering shadow which could draw us deeper in the quagmire of sorrow by liking ourselves for who we are.

So friends, let’s enjoy ourselves by turning our faces to the light of love, hope, forgiveness and friendship.

I am not writing this because of  Christmas,  rather, I am writing this post to encourage us to LIVE and actually enjoy our lives, life is too short…

Thanks for reading my post friends!

 

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22 comments on “Lingering Shadows

  1. wow I was thinking about it today and I was fetting upset, but I also agree with your husband!

  2. iamforchange says:

    Well expressed sentiment and felt in the heart thank you for sharing yours! :) Inspiring minds.

  3. gatesitter says:

    Very nice. If we hope to make life better for those around us we first have to make our own as happy as we can. Thank you for giving us your thoughts.:)

  4. You are very wise and this is all true. Too many people are bound up by issues of money, job, relationships – all the paraphernalia of modern life. Sometimes we forget that living is about learning to know yourself. I think that’s where true happiness lies.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it and agree with what you wrote. People are chasing after material things that they sometimes forget to invest in what really matters! Knowing and loving themselves!!
      Cheers-:)

  5. 2caterpillar says:

    I agree. Ignoring the dark shadows and instead facing into the light and believing in ourselves rather than those who cast their doubts sometimes because of their own darkness is a wonderful philosophy.

  6. Your husband is correct.
    This is a lovely post. Thanks for the reminder about true happiness.

  7. utesmile says:

    Totally agree with your husband. You yourself are in control of your thoughts and happiness. enjoyed reading this!

  8. Lada Ray says:

    Hello, Seyi! I gave you BLOG of the YEAR 2012 AWARD – to add to your stars ;) Check it out: http://ladaray.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/the-earth-shifter-and-blog-of-the-year-2012-award/

  9. Theres always something to learn here :)

  10. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Ha ha! My ‘like’ made your likes 101 :) I like tipping it over 100.

    This is great because I’ve only realised it late in life. Happiness does need to generate from a satisfaction within yourself you are living true to yourself – from that place, I believe.

  11. ajaytao2010 says:

    Lovely Seyi excelleny expression

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