The Beauty in the Shadows
Are you afraid of the dark? I don't mean when the lights go out.
I'm talking about the deeper part of yourself where your emotions live.
The fact is, we all struggle with our emotions. We all have feelings and thoughts that reside in the shadows of our minds.
This is where our perfectly valid boundaries go to hide away forever.
The needs that have been ignored or caused shame? They live there, too.
Sometimes the shadow feels overwhelming and we begin to doubt ourselves, or we lose our creative spark or relationships with friends.
The fact is, ignoring the shadows only causes them to grow. That can look like self-loathing, anxiety, codependency, and even dishonesty with ourselves and others.
So how do we stop ignoring those deep, dark issues that have been causing us pain? We shine a light on them!