During the weekend I have read The Shadow Effect – Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford and Marianne Williamson. It’s a very interesting book and I recommend it.
The shadow exists within all of us. It is a part of us and yet we spend most of our life running from it. But far from being scary, our dark side holds the promise of a better, more fulfilling life. Our shadow makes itself known every day. It is the reason we get furious over a friend showing up ten minutes late, yell at our parents or kids when they have done nothing wrong, and sabotage our own success at the worst possible time. Until we are able to embrace our dualistic nature, we will continue to hurt ourselves and those closest to us and fall short of our potential.
Combining the wisdom of three experts, The Shadow Effect is a practical and profound guide to discovering the gifts of our shadow.
I saw the book at The Power of Slow, ordered it and then read it as soon as I got it.
The Shadow Effect has an official site. I like the text on the front page, it hits home with me:
Make peace with yourself, others and the world.
Find the courage to let go of all that holds you back.
Reconnect with the life you were meant to live and the person you were meant to be.
The book made me realize that I do kick myself too much. Instead I should focus more on the good things in life, self-love and self-respect is key to progress.
Marianne Williamson is the author of Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate which goes well with this book.
This quote by Mary Anne Radmacher will help me stay in (or bounce back into) the light:
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”