When I meet my shadow

When I meet my shadow I already know that it is not me.  That is a huge thing- to get detached from emotion, an uncomfortable sensation that tempts me to react, and sometimes I do react first… I recognize it now: Ohhh… here you are again! Such a familiar friend with many faces…

...He maybe clearing you out for some new delight…

I love Rumi, I really do, I get so much insight from reading his poems. Each emotion that visits us guides and gives us a possibility to recognize and meet our shadow. Each time we do that it becomes smaller…

…The dark thought, the shame, the malice.

Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes 

because each has be sent

as a guide from beyond.  (Rumi. The guest house)

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