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The Shadow Does Not Hold Sway

Some months ago, I had a friend over to mine for one of our regular movie nights. Twas a Lord Of The Rings marathon. And a line stuck with me. It lead me along a particular thought process. I had to stop for a minute and write down the phrase so that I could investigate that train of thought a little later. The line was simply “The Shadow Does Not Hold Sway”

My thoughts on the phrase lead to the thought that the shadow does not hold the swing vote. The shadow is not in control. With all that is going on right now, it is understandable that there is uncertainty. It is here that you must focus on you for a second.

At the very foundation of your being, you have to have the simple belief that defeat is not an option. This is what will drive you to push passed your breaking point. It will make you scale new heights and provide better knowledge of self.

People often ask me how I can always remain positive. In truth, even I must inspire myself. I must dig deep within and find that which will drive me forward.

So as you look out into the world and see much that will cause you to fear, remember:

The shadow does not hold sway.
Though there be death and destruction and heartbreak aplenty.
The shadow does not hold sway.
Though you look to the east where the sun rises and you see no breaking of day.
The shadow does not hold sway.

There is yet light if you still breath.
There is yet hope if you still believe.
If you see nothing without to believe in,
Then seek within.
Believe in you and you will then say.

The shadow does not hold sway.

For within you still lives the potential for honour.
Truth of spirit, valour and faithfulness, still have a place in you.
Above all else, there is still the potential to love.
Then you can be sure,
That the shadow does not hold sway.
There is still light if these still exist within you.

Do not look around for a positive example. Look within and be the example and tell the world.
Loud and clear.

The shadow does not hold sway.

Be defiant. Be loud. Be proud.

Be certain that the shadow does not hold sway within you.

2 responses

  1. This is something I needed to read right now. Very good read and inspiring for those in a tough place.

    September 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm

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