Our Shades

Oct 03, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor
                                                          Photo by Sergey Pesterev on Unsplash



As you are driven to be in the light

you hardly see the shades of the darkness

As you run into the shadow out of the bright

you are blinded, so you perceive only whiteness


But your heart is in a right place,


all the gradations of tones, colors, and shadows

become newly found beauty and revelation

When you intently slow down to pause

it’d emerge to free you for liberation

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Whether it's personal, or a larger collective picture, the more we become aware and finely tuned with other people's existence and their concerns, the better and more mindful environment we live in.