My Shadow is an inseparable part of mine. It is my best friend and whenever I am in need, it is always there to help me.
Have you ever marked that in broad daylight or when we have light in front of us, our shadow is not visible! In bright light when everything is clearly visible, it’s not there, it does not show up to us. And when there is darkness in front of us, our shadow becomes instantly visible!
The shadow says , “You don’t need me in bright daylight. You are already in brightness right now. You will always find me by your side when there is darkness in front of you and things are not clear.”
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” — Oprah Winfrey
These are the symptoms of a true supporter, a true lover and a true friend. A true relationship does not mean always being together. Anybody can be together and enjoy life in normal circumstances.
But in true relationships, even if two people have not met for a year or so or haven’t spoken to each other for a long time but suddenly if one person needs some help, he/she can call the other person without any hesitation. And the other person does not get judgemental either. This is the beauty of a true relation. Being present in the moment without any judgement or without bringing any past instances. Just BEING there for your friend. This kind of relationship never fades away. Because deep within we know that the other person loves us and would stand for us anytime in life.
“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.” — Tennessee Williams
Therefore, a true friend is like a shadow who does not put his/her thoughts onto the person, he/she just follows the path the person takes and is with him/her all the time and shows up when the person needs him/her the most.
Above article also teaches us to look at things in a different way, in a positive way. Mostly shadows are negatively written about. But I have tried to define it with a new meaning and have created a new relationship with my shadow which makes me fall in love with my shadow everytime I see it or think about it! A true companion which is always with me.
So, let’s be the shadows of one another and create a world of true relationships and true friendships.