“Taking the journey into the past may feel slightly daunting at first. But the fact is this journey is one of the most rewarding trips we can take. It’s intriguing to uncover our shadow, to see how it has taken root, and to catch ourselves before we say something we don’t really mean or do something that we will regret.
Our shadows are there for us, waiting to offer invaluable insights about ourselves. We can never manage or defeat our self-sabotaging behaviors without embracing the shadows that are driving them.
There is no pattern of behavior that can’t be broken or changed if we are willing to expose its roots and the emotional upset that caused us to reject the shadow aspect in the first place.”
Excerpt From: Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson & Debbie Ford. “The Shadow Effect.”