Lessons to be learnt from a ShadowThough the formation of a shadow is a scientific phenomenon, I feel many of its characteristics can be compared to the real life.
A shadow is formed when the light is blocked by an opaque object. A transparent object like a clear gas never casts a shadow since it allows light to pass through it. Similarly in life also sometimes we block the light of knowledge and opportunities coming towards us. This leaves a shadow of ignorance and failures behind us.
When we walk facing the sunlight our shadow falls behind us but if we walk with sunlight falling at our back, the shadow falls in front of us. For anything we do in life we always experience a mix of optimistic and pessimistic thoughts. But if we face towards the sunlight of optimism and positivity then dark shadow of pessimism and negativity will be behind us.
Wherever we go our shadow always follows us and never gets separated. If we are following any aim or passion in life then we should follow it like a shadow and never abandon it.
Shadow is only formed in the presence of light. Similarly in life, if we are ambitious and keep trying new things and try to gain knowledge then definitely we will get shadows in form of doubt and questions. But if we keep ourselves ignorant and in dark and do not try for anything new and stay in our comfort zone then we will not have any doubts or questions and hence we will not grow.
Our shadow in sunlight changes in length throughout the day. It is longest during the early morning and evening and shortest at noon. Similarly in life shadows of misery and failures will not remain the same throughout the life. It will keep on changing from less to more and more to less. Hence we should not get demoralized.
A shadow takes the same shape as that of its object. Likewise, our words and actions take the same shape as our thoughts.
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