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Are you lurking in the shadow?

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Carlo Mahfouz | Jul 13, 2023

Lurking in the shadows is not where you belong. (Share on Twitter)

It’s hard to admit it and more so to recognize it. We tend to find safety in the in-between where we are kind of seen but not really.

Like a thief lurking in the darkness, afraid to get caught, we crawl carefully through the trenches of our lives.

And to be fair, our behavior is justified since we risk exposure and becoming vulnerable, yet while that might be, what a missed opportunity it is for our true nature to reveal itself in all of its splendor on display.

Yes, it’s uncomfortable.
Yes, it’s not easy.

And most definitely, we will get caught...but at what cost if we don’t?

Are you lurking in the shadows?

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A Poem: The Lotus by Taigu Ryokan

First blooming in the Western Paradise,
The lotus has delighted us for ages.
Its white petals are covered with dew,
Its jade green leaves spread out over the pond,
And its pure fragrance perfumes the wind.
Cool and majestic, it raises from the murky water.
The sun sets behind the mountains
But I remain in the darkness, too captivated to leave.

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