There is always a choice,
to operate our life like a finely
tuned engine, with each one of our
murky shadows in front of us,
so that we may choose between
the a, b, c or d response rather
than live a reactive life of
no choice, no hope, no solace.
What we must do is own all
that ego has strived unsuccessfully
to repress, hide or deny from the forefront
of our empowered psyche.
Our work then, lies in allowing the
shadow parts of our self- yes even
those mean and nasty ones too-
to be revealed. With each one of
our shadows dancing in front of us,
we have derailed these same traits
from running amok reaping destruction.
Make a choice to learn all of your shadows.
Become so intimate with them, that you
can shut them down, and say no, not this time.
Thank them for the part they have played and let
each one know that now you have a solid choice,
to come out from behind your shadows
and live your life in the light of knowing
who you are.