Beyond The Shadows

It is once said life is a shadow on a wall, very real, but still an illusion…as time and life moves on the shadow diminishes

donald mclachlan
ILLUMINATION

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The illusion has been cast, engulfing us with its emotion of sufferings, struggles, joys, gifts, highs, and lows. Question: if this mortal life is an illusion should an illusion feel real?

Beyond the shadows, the eternal proclaims life does not exceed four scores and twenty the mortal offers no objections as it rightly obeys this mandate and often falls way short of this mark. Question: When it’s all said and done, what truly happens when we cross over to the other side?

On the other side, the eternal speaks of rest first and then possible life. The mortal objects echoing through the prism of the shadows speaking life for all. The two conflicting points form a conundrum in the cast of the shadows, but the eternal claim its truth as the only certainty. Question: Can truths from the shadows prove true?

We are present with the mortals as mortals we are, the eternal was said to have eternally escaped us but we reach for eternal truths in our quest for peace on the other side and yet it's the illusion that speaks true. If a particular shadow is called a cat and a cat it has become, is it truly a cat or has it been just an illusion…

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