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Embarking Blog

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Shadow Mission

Tom Elenbaas

The shadow mission is the allure of centering our lives around something that is unworthy, selfish, or dark—a shadow mission. Ultimately, the shadow mission is derivative of the shadow side of our character or personality.

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ShadowBoxing

Tom Elenbaas

Shadows. We all find ourselves at times shadow boxing. There are sides to us – our personalities, our drives, our gifts – which are mere shadows of who we really are, and they are often, and unfortunately, unbecoming.

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Living With It (or not)

Tom Elenbaas

[Exerpt] So, I guess living with it isn't the best way of dealing with it... Last year, rapper Eminem (originally from Detroit) teamed up with Rihanna in a song called "Monster"... The reality is that we cannot "just live it." It's not that simple... in this battle, we are not called to suffer from, or even struggle with, but to fight against.

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The Other Side of Me (Beformed)

Tom Elenbaas

[Exerpt] What might happen if in humility we willingly submitted ourselves to the people we know love us who would only hurt us to help us? Do we have those people in our lives we can trust with our open vulnerability, and how might our character be formed for the better if they help us see the other side of ourselves?

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