Beneath the social mask we wear every day, we have a hidden shadow side: an impulsive, wounded, sad, or isolated part that we generally try to ignore. The Shadow can be a source of emotional richness and vitality, and acknowledging it can be a pathway to healing and an authentic life. We meet our darkness and we learn to use its powerful energies in productive ways. -Connie Zwieg, PhD., Steve Wolf, PhD.
"And then we begin to act and behave in ways, consciously or unconsciously, that will leave others with the thoughts, feelings, and impressions we believe will bring us their love, respect, or pity - until that one day when the walls come crumbling down." - Debbie Ford, The Shadow Effect