Carl Jung once said: “To confront a person with their own shadow is to show them their own light”. He inspired me to make my own variant: “To confront a person with their own light is to show them their own shadow.” By seeing your own shadow, you really start seeing where your own light is (and how beautiful that in fact is). Because of this, you will also start noticing that you (just like any other person) have a shadow side as well as an enlightened side. So there is really nothing to be ashamed about. In fact you will start accepting that both need each other. Without light there can be only darkness. Without darkness there can be only light. Darkness needs light to disappear. Light needs darkness to show it’s beauty.
March 23, 2013