--Elite Writer Alias: Crestfallenman Name: Alex ASL: 24/M/CA Website:[ Education ] Days Away: 69 Life Story: Still here. [ Ignore User ]
Favorites: 91 Forum Posts: 11 Shoutbox Posts: 8 RP Posts: 0 Signup Date: 5304 D 14.53 Years 1.45 Decades 176.8 Months 757.71 Weeks 5.304000e+8 Heart Beats -There you go eggman Quote: Rest inside of the dark shelters, away from the light that has lied to me for all of this time, blessing upon the crest of the darkness that has swollen mel, I lose hope, I lose trust, I lose life.
In case your wondering why I faved your latest and didn't leave a comment it's because every time I try to formulate one it seems more of a limited treatise or essay, way to much to say. I'll get there. Maybe I should just go ahead with the essay but you often find me ludicrous, I need to be more concise.
"and there is a way to the light.
Its a matter of finding it within yourself. And you always will find it,
if you keep looking.
There isnt any map or exact compass to find your way there,
but there are guideposts one can follow."
- which is perhaps better than anything I have had to suggest. I've just tried to show some of those guideposts which might be goalposts.
In reading the shadow page, there is apparently a case to identify your shadow as a recognizable character such as the link suggests. That amounts to defining it in one way or another. In this way it becomes more tangible, something one can deal with better than something nebulous that one cannot. It is a self, but a self apart as well as within. Does the shadow identify itself in dreams?
In my younger days I once initiated myself into a form of self reflection/exploration by a suggested ritual of lighting two candles on either side of a mirror into which I gazed at myself (otherwise the room was dark). A reflection seen as such is you, but not you... and there is the dark and the light. A simple exercise, a little time to ask some question , ponder the answers.
There is much within oneself to appreciate without getting over analytical about oneself, which is a problem with having what is in effect too much intelligence if such is not put to other work or at least some pleasurable distractions, at least in my opinion. Oh for a simple life of seeking various pleasures and satisfactions, not worrying about things that don't seem to be "right" about which we have little control.