the shadow side…

October 24, 2008

jorge, lucy and shadows

“I like this side of you, it’s edgy and kind of desperate.” my sister said referring to my postpartum self.

My work since I turned 30 has been to discover new parts of me, live them, rejoice in them, in some cases grieve them, make peace and accept all that I am. The shadow side being my least favorite and most needed to take me to new places.  Can you live in the shadow? I guess it just means the light is shining on you from somewhere and maybe the shadows aren’t so scary or bad after all.

4 Responses to “the shadow side…”

  1. nikole Says:

    Beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for the food for thought. Keeping your family close in my heart.

  2. YMGH Says:

    That is soooo good.

  3. Sarah Says:

    What an apt way to describe this feeling, though I’m not sure feeling edgy and desperate ever feels GOOD, even if your sister likes to see it in you!

  4. liz elayne Says:

    the shadow work…
    how we must do it but how exhausting it is. thank you for this reminder and for sharing a bit of this piece of your journey. this is the truly looking at and living in “the guts of our life.” yes, yes, yes to that.

    blessings to you…

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