ghost

Being a Ghost

I have been a ghost
In my own life
Hiding in the shadows
From my own authority

Present
And silent
Aware
And unconscious
Acting
Then falling back
To the seeming safety
Of insecurity
In the shadows

Why?

Because of terror
Because of fear

Because of being told I was wrong
Because of being told I was right

Because of criticism
Because of envy
Because of jealousy
Because of arrogance
Because of failure
Because of the uncertainty of success
Because of the certainty of my own uniqueness
Hiding
In the shadows

We think that our shadow self
Is our darkness
Is our toil
Is our drama
Is what needs to be
Repaired
Redeemed
Rehabilitated

We never think
That the shadow
Is covering a diamond
Of uncommon quality
Rare
A jewel
Who we really are
A part of our own divinity
To be loved
Adored
Honored
Respected

That shines a greater light
uncovered
Than can be imagined
When it steps
Out of the shadow
And is Revealed

Written for Gaia Scenics’ View

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