Monday, November 2, 2020

Accept the Shadows

“I think the healthy way to live is to make friends with the beast inside oneself, and that means not the beast but the shadow. The dark side of one's nature. Have fun with it and you know, is to accept everything about ourselves.” -- Anthony Hopkins


As we get further into fall, the balance of dark and light continues to ebb and flow. The light slowly retreats making way for the darkness and shadows.

This is a time of year where it feels busy. You may have a lot going on and also feeling the sense of change. The shadows of your heart begin to appear as you settle into the coming cool weather.
The shadows are the things we don’t like about ourselves, what we try to keep hidden. These are often stirrings of what we truly want paired with what is holding us back from that desire.
Take some time to lean into those, sometimes uncomfortable, thoughts and ask yourself what you need to accept. What can you change to move forward and live the life you want?
The darkness of fall brings a time for reflection and the ability to make a change. It also brings a wave of love and festivity. Don’t forget to have fun along the way.

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