Reading & Pondering Today 9/6/2018

“In his influential book The Art of War, Sun Tzu suggests that “to know your enemy, you must become your enemy.” In this case, the enemy is usually an impulse inside ourselves that we don’t understand or don’t know how to deal with. 

As long as we’re denying, repressing, or minimizing the importance of this and other hidden urges, as long as we believe that our own dark impulses will never catch up with us or be exposed, their wisdom will continue to elude us. 

By actively finding the gifts and receiving the contribution our shadow is trying to make, we redirect its once destructive power into a force that can benefit our life. More than that, we become a role model for others to find healthy outlets for the parts of themselves that don’t conform to society’s script or to their ego ideal.”

Excerpt From

The Shadow Effect

Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson & Debbie Ford

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About anitaskocz

ANITA JOYCE SKOCZ is a storyteller who resides in Central Florida. She credits her passion to her father, who dazzled her imagination as a child with his gift to weaver a tale. After a diving accident in 1978, Anita left the travel industry to journey the inner roads of her soul. The riches found on those adventures inward come to life in her children’s books. Anita’s books, “Crystal Star Angel” and “Kite Tale,” were inspired by the loving relationships her father had with his grandsons. From Where I Sit is a blog where Anita shares her life’s stories, or comments on current events from her soul’s perspective. Her insights can evoke laughter as well as take one on a reflective journey. In any case she hopes you join her each Wednesday for a new adventure.
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