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Shadow dance : liberating the power and creativity of your dark side

ISBN: 9781645472629
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala – Trade
Origin: US
Release Date: January, 2024

Book Details

Our “shadow” is the collection of negative or undesirable traits we keep hidden-the things we don’t like about ourselves or are ashamed of, but it also includes our positive, untapped potential. The shadow is often a source of creative inspiration and greater self-acceptance. Befriending the shadow makes fear an ally and enables us to live more authentically. It also automatically improves our interpersonal relationships, because we are freed from the need to project our own negativity onto others, and we become more acutely aware when theirs is projected onto us. David Richo looks for where the shadow manifests in personal life, family interaction, religion, relationship, and the world around is. He shows how to use the gentle practice of mindfulness to work with our shadow side, and he provides numerous exercises for going deeper. He is remarkably skilful at making the shadow concept not only easy to understand, but supremely practical for enhancing the quality of our lives.