The Direction You Face Matters A Lot

toward the sun

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

There are things that we have wanted for a while and have not yet received. They have eluded us because we’ve been facing the shadows. We seem to think that the way to happiness is to master the shadows: getting great at focusing on everything that is going wrong or that could go wrong.

The way to happiness is happiness, Sunshine. Feel good. Then Act. And happiness begets good results. No amount of worry, defensiveness, or other shadow-mastery skills can ever bring you the happiness and  results you desire.

Which way are you facing?


In your corner,



Today’s photo credit: JusDaFax via photopin cc

2 thoughts on “The Direction You Face Matters A Lot

    1. Thank you, Sheila. I was busy searching for nature-inspired/inspiring quotes to send to my son at camp when I found this quote from WW. I had been thinking about this idea for a post earlier in the day and the WW’s sun metaphor seemed just right. The image was a bit of serendipity, too. I was looking for just a photo of the sun and then this gem showed up. 🙂

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