We all know shadow by the meaning, “A dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light.” It’s always standing right behind us, just out of view. In any direct light, we cast a shadow. Interestingly, it has more meaning than just that.
The word ‘Shadow’, excites psychologists to a totally different degree. In the psychology world, the idea of shadow was first conceived by Carl Jung, a 20th-century psychologist from Switzerland. The word ‘shadow’ here, refers to hidden parts of our being. It is the “dark side” of our personality. This might be parts of us that we try to repress because they make us feel sad or wounded or any other possible reason. In turn, making it unconscious. This is the side that we don’t show society. Carl Jung believed in the integration of the shadow side so that our full self is acknowledged, and we can live in a balanced way.
Interesting, isn’t it? So, my gremlin brain got excited and sat up with my old friend, Google, to know more about it. There I found an insightful write-up as an ultimate guide for Carl Jung’s Shadowing. Do check out.