When we think we are somehow special and immune
from participation in our world’s darkness, we isolate
ourselves, set up a false façade, and live exhausting and
unsustainable lives. But if we wallow in the dark, it leads to
despair. There is a middle way. For me, it began with the
acceptance that I am fully human and no different from any
other being walking this planet. Such a perspective and the
acknowledgement of my own shadow side readied my soul to
start receiving true grace. It started with giving this gift to
After exhausting decades of trying to appear as though I have my act
together, I can now rest. I am fully human and have a shadow side. I am
fully loved and have the capacity to shine light out into the world. I have
finally found the place of “like running through a field.”
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