By David Richo
Our "shadow" is the gathering of destructive or bad features we preserve hidden—the issues we do not like approximately ourselves or are afraid to confess: egotist, non-"PC" proclivities, forbidden sexual wishes. however it additionally contains our optimistic, untapped potential—qualities we may perhaps recognize in others yet disavow in ourselves. Befriending the shadow makes worry an best friend and permits us to stay extra authentically. It additionally instantly improves our interpersonal relationships, simply because we're free of the necessity to venture our personal negativity onto others, and we develop into extra aware whilst theirs is projected onto us. David Richo seems for the place the shadow manifests in own lifestyles, relatives interplay, faith, courting, and the realm round is. He exhibits the way to use the light perform of mindfulness to paintings with our shadow part, and he offers a number of workouts for going deeper. he's remarkably skillful at making the shadow suggestion not just effortless to appreciate, yet supremely functional for boosting the standard of our lives.
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