I stopped to admire the beauty of the moment. Somehow, it relaxed me from a day's hard work. As I moved on, I noticed a dark figure closely following me. He was able to catch up even as I quickened my pace. In desperation, I ran really fast hoping I would be able to lose him. Who could this dark figure be? Why is he after me? These were the questions in my mind as I tried to elude the mysterious person.
Maybe he is a thief, hoping to steal something from me. However, what do I have that caught his attention? My old leather watch, bag, cell phone, or a few pennies in my wallet? My possessions are not something of great value. All I had were material and worldly things. If these are what he is after, I feel sorry for the guy. He is a prisoner of worldly and materialistic stuff.
On the other hand, maybe this guy has something against me. Maybe he wants to knock me off my feet and beat me until I drop. He must have a huge anger to do such thing. But I really do not blame him because I am part of his problem. It is a pity to see him fall into the pit of anger and violence. I would never want to be in his shoes. The pit is too crowded for love, forgiveness, happiness and even peace of mind.
As I was dashing for refuge, sweat rolled all over my body. I thought maybe the dark figure was a drunkard, perhaps an addict. One of those people who have fallen into vices due to lack of hope, helplessness, temptation, laziness and worldly pleasures. They have dropped into an endless abyss and the only direction is down. Unless they wake from their senses and start swimming up, they are good as dead.
Slowly, fatigue was catching up and I could not keep up with my breath. Then, I decided to face whoever this dark figure was. As I turned my head back, I was stupefied with what I saw. The dark figure was my very own shadow—my dark side. All the time, was running away from my self. All the time, I was preoccupied with the dark figure chasing me. I never took notice of the light which has been guiding me all throughout.
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