Saturday, November 3, 2012
Facing the Shadow
It's not something that everyone wants to do.
We take pride in success rather than failure.
We relish in our strengths and ignore our faults.
It's a challenge in most stories.
The villian is usually a foil of the hero.
The obstacle always involves a hero's weakness.
It is painful.
You discover things you don't want to accept about yourself.
Fears and bad habits
Grudges and guilt.
But facing the shadow is accepting yourself
For who you are.
You understand your behavior,
Your actions and reactions.
You come to terms with your personality.
You learn what you can change.
And what you must accept.
(Poem and Picture inspired by The Goddess Test series)