Bright Lights & Shadows

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

The life cycle is a continuation of bright lights and shadows. May you always have the strength to live with courage when you pass through the shadows. To get through the rough patches, you have to experience a little of both, light and shadow to bring everything to a happy and successful conclusion. However, not all conclusions are meant to be happy and we can't always get what we want. They are what they are...

Why? Because sometimes, it's not about us, but about other people. That's why we should not take things personally. All people must go through the shadows to experience the light and life is not just about you.

One can not appreciate the bright light if there were no shadows.

"In the beginning, when God created the Heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless, wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said, Let there be light, and there was light. (Gn. 1:1-3)

Shadows bring about reflection, a form of self-awareness, self-knowledge and growth. A memory is a part of life, an event that happened, something that couldn't be avoided. A shadow can change your attitude for better or worse. Look to the bright side - focus on the good. We were not meant to be stuck in the shadows. Shadows are only temporary, a stopping point, an opportunity to learn and gain new insights.

Light passes and there is sweetness, growth and opportunity. Light gives us clarity and meaning. As you pass through the shadows, something awakens in you, a transcendence of power and strength. Know that the shadow was a necessary source of growth. Coming face-to-face with the shadow expedites the light. A shadow is a narrow door one must pass through to get to the light. Getting through to the other side is worth it and if you believe in yourself, you can reach the light, you can own it, it's within your grasp, and it's worth it to pass through it.  All people, family, friends and enemies experience both the shadows and the light, everyone is accountable and passes through narrow slits of light. Just as a baby cries when they are born after they pass through the birth canal, so does everyone have challenges throughout life. To not embrace the shadows to get to the light is a crying shame. 

Photo and written content by Patricia Feager, Keller Williams Realty, 2011. Not to be copied. Comments are welcomed and appreciated.

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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Patricia. What a great post: beautifully written. You are right of course and the picture is a perfect analogy for the concept. Have a bright day.

Jul 17, 2011 02:23 AM #1
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Shadows, confusion show up with your eye sense use. But turning up the volume, beefing up your other senses can help you "see" better, clearly in the shadows too. Putting all the information together and knowing others around us have the puzzle pieces we need, as we do for them is key.

Jul 17, 2011 02:32 AM #2
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Hi Patricia - What a lovely, inspirational message for this Sunday morning. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Jul 17, 2011 04:00 AM #3
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Patricia - very wise words and life has it's ups and downs......for everyone! It's how we deal with them that determines the outcome and our character. You know a lot about this and you are a true inspiration and have overcome so much with a grateful heart! We can all lean a lesson from you!

Jul 17, 2011 04:33 AM #4
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Patricia, That is a great post, very well written!  Life is all about how we deal with and pass through the shadows!  Thanks for this post!

Jul 17, 2011 05:53 AM #5
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Patricia,

Your analogy in this post is wonderful. We are all here traversing a path to the only true light.

Rich

Jul 17, 2011 06:45 AM #6
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Patricia, Thank you for sharing a bit of sunshine and shade with us all! Your writing skills are amazing and appreciated!

Jul 17, 2011 07:38 AM #7
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Patricia~ 

to your sage words, "life ...a continuation of bright lights and shadows..." may I add...especially for hard-working real estate professionals in a Buyers' Market =)

Jul 17, 2011 07:49 AM #8
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Patricia,

Definitely sage words and so well said.  I enjoy your photos and your posts...There is a book in all this. A

Jul 17, 2011 07:52 AM #9
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Patricia - And what a lovely light it is after an especially dark time.  Life ebbs and flows and to borrow a few of my favorite words, "To everything there is a season..."

Jul 17, 2011 10:09 AM #10
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I like to look up and search for the rainbow, it give me a positive feeling. Each ...24/7/365 offers great opportunities to move from darkness and into the light. Hopefully we will soon have rainbows in this drought stricken TX landscape.

Ceil

Jul 17, 2011 01:06 PM #11
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Judith Parker
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Good evening Patricia, your words and pictures come from your heart which is full of light.  Thank you for the ongoing inspiration.

Jul 17, 2011 01:10 PM #12
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Hi Patricia - I can see that are an accomplished photographer AND a writer. What a beautiful photo with an inspirational message!

Jul 17, 2011 02:41 PM #13
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All, you are source of inspiration to me. ActiveRain gives me a chance to express myself through words and sharing my photographs. You are my light and I thank you for the energy you give to me.

What a joy it is to know, that no matter what time of the day it is, the season or the occasion, I'm never really alone. You all mean the world to me.

Thank you.

Jul 17, 2011 10:49 PM #14
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Patricia - you should be a teacher or a minister. Definitely you need to put a book together. Your words are always so caring and deep.

Jul 19, 2011 01:46 AM #15
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Toni - you'll never know how moving it is for me to hear someone say something that touches my soul as the way, you just did. I do care deeply about people and the things in nature. I am in awe by nature and it teaches me wisdom that I feel compelled to share. I would love to be a writer and get published some day - for now, I'm spreading seeds and reaching out to others in the RAIN.

I always appreciate hearing from you and others in the RAIN.

Patricia

Jul 19, 2011 02:44 AM #16
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Let's do an e-book.  I will provide the flower pictures and you can provide the text.

Jul 20, 2011 01:16 AM #17
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Roy,

I wouldn't even know where to begin but it sounds like a good plan! Thanks for the lovely flower! It's a beauty!

Patricia

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