The Shadow

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Each and every creature…each and every thing on this planet has one common thing. It is attached to every being but we consider it so insignificant that we hardly pay any heed to it. No matter how much one tries it is impossible to get rid of it. I am talking about our shadow.

I see the shadow in an all-different perspective. Remember the quote, “where there is a will there is a way”. Similarly, I have my own, “Where there is a shadow there is light and where there is light there is optimism”.

Without light, there can’t be any shadow and the only way possible to make it disappear is ‘darkness’.

I often wonder what if I get an opportunity to be someone else’s shadow and get to know him like no one else does. The moment you start thinking, there are many names that start popping up inside the head. But then again these names pop up because of the qualities that are already known to us about those people.

The greatest joy lies in unraveling those physiognomies and virtues which are unknown and hidden from everyone. The more I think about being the shadow of someone, the more I realize that the best person you can be a shadow of for a day is – YOU.

I only know ‘me’ from how I think about myself and what others have to say about me and how they perceive my actions and me. But that is again, all visible or known in the public domain. There is a lot, which goes without anyone noticing and realizing including me.

If I can be my shadow for a day, I will consider it as a blessing in disguise. That way, at least, I can make an attempt to know myself better, know my shortcomings and what part of my actions might not be pleasing or might be the reason of discomfort to others.

I will get a golden chance to understand my body language at a level like no one else can and then can work to rectify what might come across as wrong or offensive to others.

People do not want to change or like others to point out flaws in them but when it is your own shadow observing and judging, I believe a little bit fine tuning in one’s own self won’t do much harm and can actually work wonders for future.

For all those who are optimistic,
For all those who believe in change,
For all those who are thinking,
For all those who would like to be their own shadow…

It’s not a goodbye,
But it’s a GOOD BYE…aur han A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU…Enjoyyyy.

Manas ‘Sameer’ Mukul

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’ 

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11 Responses

  1. alpanadeo says:

    Lovely!! Being my own shadow is an awesome way to do some self realization. Never thought about it. Wonderful idea. You are right we don’t like when others point out our flaws. Best way is to find those on our own but will that be a genuine effort? I want to try that. And would love to think from others point if they want to shadow me for one day.

  2. Ritu Kalra says:

    A lot of self introspection will be involved if we try being our own shadow but that’s the best way to improve ourselves and becomes a better person

  3. This is again a lovely piece from you. A perfect way to retrospect the year and most importantly oneself at the end of the year. Wish you a very happy new year, may your mind be full of such interesting and beautiful thoughts 🙂

  4. Shivangi says:

    Wow, really nice interpretation. Loved reading it

  5. Abhijit Ray says:

    Nice link between shadow, light and optimism. Unique take.

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