Sunday, February 7, 2010


There is cast over our lives these shadows. Be they our time, our conveniences, our efforts, or some other thing, they’re a blight on our potential. We lose self-actualised mileage as we give way to these.

And the real problem is they become for us a flurry; one joined to another and to another—an experience; a decision; a strained-hope; even discipline gone past the wholesome.

In the field of safety there is such a thing known as ‘hazard identification, assessment and control.’ It’s the very premise of safety. We can only mitigate, eliminate and otherwise control what we know about and assess and think through.

It works the same in our spiritual lives as we grow beyond our present selves into futures of our own making.

What are the self-induced “hazards” we’re bringing unnecessarily over ourselves? What sort of impacts are they having i.e. what would an honest self-assessment reveal? Once such thought had taken place, we’d be ideally positioned to know without much doubt what could help us actualise our potential, removing all presence of shadows; certainly mitigating same.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

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