Shadows ~ The Quest of Living ~ Post 14


Peter Pan was determined to keep his shadow.

We want to keep our shadows too and respond, “That’s just the way I am.”

Being attached to our shadowy quirks will hamper, frustrate, impede, prevent, and obstruct our ability … to grow up.

Like Peter Pan, we don’t want to grow up.

And we add, “Everyone has a shadow.”


However, in the Hero’s Journey of coming home to our authentic Self, that Self has an original shadow, which is not akin to sin.

Our shadow at inception is Desire.

Desire dares us to experience Creativity, Imagination, Individuality, Beauty, Ingenuity, Expression, Inspiration.

With Desire we are exuberant, full of life.

Our shadow Desire keeps us young forever.


Ann has lived and worked in Korea, England and Germany as a counselor, college instructor and director of a family support center. Her master’s degree from Boston University encompassed studies at the University of Cambridge. Ann’s Flash History Biography series has reached international shores and covers: Eleanor Roosevelt ~ Unleashed, Golda Meir ~ True Grit, and Marie Curie ~ A Nobel Life. Ann lives in northern California and is currently working on a novel, Crucified.

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