I don't know why it is that the imagined shadow stops us in our tracks even though the path we envision is clear and beautiful. We have a choice, every moment in every day whether to get out of the way and be in our truest light or let the shadow narrow our path to its small outline.
I took this photo during a recent visit to Descanso Gardens, a brief outing in nature.
"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine." Ralph Waldo Emerson