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We Should Not Focus on the Shadow in the Corner and Be so Foolish as to Miss the Fact That the Shadow Exists Only Because the Room Is Illuminated - Brendon Burchard

We Should Not Focus on the Shadow in the Corner and Be so Foolish as to Miss the Fact That the Shadow Exists Only Because the Room Is Illuminated – Brendon Burchard

Sometimes it is all too easy to notice the darkness. News stories, music, radio, movies, all of these venues have a tendency to point out the negative things in the world.

Research has proven that violence, stressful things, and negativity…sells (I like action adventure movies just as much as the next guy). There isn’t really a true “escape” from negativity.Β 

What we can do is focus on being that light. Β We can focus on the positive things in our lives, practice gratitude, (it’s called ‘practice’ for a reason), learn, read, appreciate all the good things in our daily lives (once we start paying attention we can see they far outnumber the negative).

So as Brendon eludes to, the shadows exist because light surrounds… Notice the light, and brighten that light for others as well as ourselves!

We Should Not Focus on the Shadow in the Corner and Be so Foolish as to Miss the Fact That the Shadow Exists Only Because the Room Is Illuminated – Brendon Burchard
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About J. Lindeman D.C.

Hello! I am a licensed Chiropractor, father, husband and world-improver (in training). I want to be inspired and to inspire others every day. My mission is to help as many people in my lifetime as I possibly can. I work toward this mission through chiropractic, relationships, motivation, inspiration and friendship. Please feel free to check out my wordpress sites www.gratitudeforflow.wordpress.com and www.lindemanchiropractic.wordpress.com. My business homepage www.lindemanchiropractic.com and my Facebook page below. I am honored to be a part of this journey and hope I can help you in any way I can!

12 comments

  1. A great post. Thank you for spreading the light!

  2. Thank you for sharing J Lindeman, very true what you said. There’s a quote in one of my “Christian man” books which says “don’t blame the darkness for being dark, blame the light for not shining on it”. It’s a challenge to be a light in dark world full of depression, negativity and and bad events happening but it is I guess what we are all called to do in some fashion. We can do this even in small ways like smiling at others, asking them how their day is “really” going and even sharing our own problems to that others can can bring their secrets or problems to the light. Keep being positive, keep sharing things like this and thank you. God bless. Adam, Bournemouth UK

  3. Wonderful post! Negativity is everywhere, it’s important to remember to be positive.

  4. A great reminder! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is quite beautiful and profound! Thank you

  6. Of course I love this!!! I don’t watch the news anymore because you are right it is so negative. I listen to Joel Osteen on my way in to work everyday and what a world of difference it makes. My attitude and outlook are always uplifted..Great post, let’s all be light in someone’s day!!! πŸ™‚

  7. LOVE this! What a thought….. the shadow exists only because of illumination. Why, then, are we so afraid of the shadows?

  8. Thanks so much for writing this and shining your light πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks everyone! Honored to share!!

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