I was out for my pre-dawn jog this morning when I became a bit startled when I noticed a second shadow that seemingly came from behind me. I looked back to see who was there. There was no one. It was my own shadow, being cast from another street light. It was then that I felt a voice. It felt like the voice and presence of my grandfather. The voice said, "Fear not the shadow. There can be no shadow without light." The shadow is but an illusion caused by the presence of light.
Now, I'm not exactly in a dark place in my life right now, but the voice moved me to tears while I jogged. I just knew I had to share it, because I'm sure there's someone reading this words who needs to be reminded of this. Don't fear the shadow. It is merely a side effect of the presence of light. Focus on that light, not the illusion.