“As we sever our relationship with certain aspects of our personality, we deny ourselves access to stimulation, excitement, passion, and creativity. One of the most exciting aspects of being human is that there are literally hundreds of inspiring, useful, and powerful parts of ourselves lying dormant, aching to come out of the shadow and be integrated into the whole of the self.
There is a whole array of wonderful feelings waiting for an opportunity to move through our body, bringing us new sensations and new levels of happiness, joy, and pleasure. We can’t really enjoy the enormity of who we are, because we have forgotten who we are beyond the borders of our own restricted internal barriers and the constraints we have imposed on our emotional world.”
Excerpt From: Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson & Debbie Ford. “The Shadow Effect.”