Apprivoiser Son Ombre: Le Côté Mal Aimé De Soi
Author: Jean Monbourquette
Release Date: November 28, 1997
It is not by looking into the light that we become luminous, but by plunging into the darkness. " - Carl G. Jung What is your shadow? The shadow is everything that we have driven back into the unconscious for fear of being rejected by people who played a determining role in our upbringing. Afraid we would lose their affection if we disappointed them, we soon learned to discern what was acceptable in their eyes and what was not. To please them, we eagerly relegated large portions of ourselves to the faraway realms of the unconscious. Is your shadow your friend or your enemy? That will depend entirely on how you view your shadow and how you interact with it. At first it will appear to be your enemy, but gradually you can welcome and befriend it. That is the challenge this book presents, the challenge of welcoming and befriending your shadow. Failing to do risks its unexpected upsurge with negative consequences. Each chapter of How to Befriend Your Shadow begins with a story through which the reader can get an intuitive grasp of the ideas to be developed. Then Monbourquette uses examples from real life as well as interactive exercises to invite the reader to take an active part in his or her own personal growth. With his help, we can discover this hidden treasure within us and transform it into a creative force to achieve a more fulfilling life. John Monbourquette's uniquely heartfelt explorations of our emotional lives have helped countless readers around the world understand themselves better and continue their emotional and spiritual growth despite life's challenges.