"You must go into the dark in order to bring forth your light. When we suppress any feeling or impulse, we are also suppressing its polar opposite. If we deny our ugliness, we lessen our beauty. If we deny our fear, we minimize our courage. If we deny our greed, we also reduce our generosity. Our full magnitude is more than most of us can ever imagine," writes Debbie Ford, a consultant, teacher, and faculty member of the Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California. Through an amazing array of stories and exercises, the author opens up and unpacks the gifts of the shadow aspects of ourselves.
Ford examines the process of projection whereby we attribute our sense of inferiority to others. She demonstrates concrete ways we can own our dark qualities and use them in pursuit of wholeness. She explains why we keep meeting the same people and situations that push our buttons over and over again. And best of all, she challenges us to accept the God-given gifts which make us special instead of giving this gold away by attributing them to others such as celebrities or heroes. This incisive and energizing book will help you reframe your dark side and approach the best that is in you.