There is light

Real Estate Agent with Wayne M Martin

In March of 2012 I posted the following:

When you were young, or perhaps even now, did you ever fear the shadows? Why do you fear the shadows? Perhaps you were conditioned to do so when you were a child.

As you enter the shadows the choice is yours! They say between stimulus and response man has the power to choose. Do you see the situation as a problem or an opportunity? Remember, you have the power to choose!

In that vain, remember this: "Never fear the shadows. They simply mean that a light is shining nearby!"

There is always a light thing somewhere even on the darkest night. You may have to move a bit to find it fumbling in the dark but is is patiently waiting for you. Enjoy your day.

Comments (15)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There is always a light that shines somewhere. We have to have that hope. Loveand light and all the best.

Mar 23, 2023 03:49 PM
Wayne Martin

There is always light somewhere!

Mar 24, 2023 03:44 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Just to add, this is beautiful poetry! I like it a lot and I might want to re-post it if you would allow it

Mar 23, 2023 03:50 PM
Wayne Martin

Go for it. Appreciate your interest.

Mar 24, 2023 03:43 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Or just wait and let your eyes adjust to the dark.  Amazing how much light still can shine through.

Mar 23, 2023 04:46 PM
Wayne Martin

So true1

Mar 24, 2023 03:44 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Love this, Wayne- We can put a positive spin on shadows or choose to see only the dark or negative. 

Mar 23, 2023 06:14 PM
Wayne Martin

I. am too old to see the dark and the negative. Been there. Now is the time to seek the light.

Mar 24, 2023 03:46 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Love this post. Great reminder that goodness always prevails.

Mar 23, 2023 06:16 PM
Wayne Martin

Its takes it sweet time, but it is triumphant.

Mar 24, 2023 03:47 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wayne Martin - at some point in our life, childhood, teenage years, adult, or seniors we must learn to stand on our own two feet and not be afraid of the shadows in the world. I find the best way is to shut off the TV and step away from the Internet. Distance ourselves from people when our gut signals the red flag helps too.

Thanks for a great message with thoughts to ponder. 

Mar 23, 2023 08:40 PM
Wayne Martin

It takes time to find the light but it is worth the journey.

Mar 24, 2023 03:49 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

This post reminded me of the saying there is light at the end of the tunnel and let's hope it is not a train coming our way:)Endre

Mar 23, 2023 09:49 PM
Wayne Martin

Yep, you are spot on. On your journey to the light always avoid the train!

Mar 24, 2023 03:50 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Find the light!

I enjoy reading these flashback posts!

Mar 24, 2023 05:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wayne - while reading your post I was aware of the possibility of the positive route it was taking but like Endre Barath, Jr. pointed out in his comment, I felt a train vibe as well.  

Mar 24, 2023 06:29 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Excellent post, Wayne Martin We have been created with free will, and as such we are free to make our own choices. 

Mar 24, 2023 07:51 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Was taught from an early age that bad things happen in the dark of night, Wayne and nothing good comes after midnight out on the streets. I sill believe!

Mar 24, 2023 09:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Wayne, for sharing your observations and advice.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Mar 24, 2023 11:11 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

You may have to move a bit to find it fumbling in the dark but is is patiently waiting for you.


Sometimes it is so dark that you are afraid to move - but you are right - keep moving and looking for the light

Mar 25, 2023 08:57 AM
William Peck
Coldwell Banker Realty - The Villages, FL
A solid professional as stated by my clients!

Hi Wayne - had to sign on and say as we age, the shadows become more prominent BUT we are wiser about how to handle them and trust that the light becomes brighter!

Apr 02, 2023 10:50 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

True shadows as we grow older are less scary.  However as a child, we lack the ability to recognize that shadows are just that shadows.

Apr 03, 2023 07:57 AM