That means that you can find the flaws,
and you can use them as inspiration,
to serve the whole in some way.
That’s the gift.
But the shadows is just
“what has been spoiled”
there’s no work,
its just a curse
you carry everywhere you go.
So look deeply into the mirror of your judgement.
Consider what happened to your mind
through your teenage years,
what mental compromises did you make
that lead to this acute habit of judging
the world around you as flawed.
And more importantly.
What can you do about it now,
to open up that wonderful mind of yours again,
to the incredible possibilities that are latent in this time.
~ Alan Watts