Don’s run away! You cannot get rid of your footsteps and shadows by running!
Many of us are victims of our own footsteps and shadows, such as worries, fear, anxiety and lack of confidence. Of the things that inflict these concerns on you, nevertheless, many are illusionary and self-imposed.
It is like what Chuang Tzu’s described in his well-known fable, although they refuse to leave your alone, they are unreal.
What should you do when this happens to you?
Do not run away from the problems. You cannot get rid of your footsteps and shadows by running.
The solutions can be VERY SIMPLE!
Go under the shade and sit down, the shadow and footsteps are going to vanish in no time.
The animation created by Cullen Vance is wonderful. I believe you’d love it, too.
There was a man
who was so disturbed
by the sight of his own shadow
and so displeased
with his own footsteps,
that he determined to get rid of both.
The method he hit upon was
to run away from them.
So he got up and ran.
But every time he puts his foot down
there was another step,
while his shadow kept up with him
without the slightest difficulty.
He attributed his failure
to the fact
that he was not running fast enough.
So he ran faster and faster,
until he finally dropped dead.
He failed to realize
that if he merely stepped into the shade,
his shadow would vanish,
and if he sat down and stayed still,
there would be no more footsteps.