Your Dark Side

by Tarheel on January 16th, 2015

Good piece on understanding the inner workings of our darkness.

Title- Why It’s Important To Understand Your Dark Side

Excerpt- When you were little, were you afraid of the dark? Most of us were. And I doubt we ever thought to question this fear. We were almost naturally taught to be afraid of the dark, because the dark is full of unknown things that might hurt us.

But what usually happened when you turned the light on? You learned the unknown things were not so scary. And they were not so unknown. They were just part of the environment.

We learned to associate darkness with scary and unknown, and we learned it’s better not to speak with our dark thoughts and emotions. Turning the light on our emotional shadow is a lot more challenging than flicking a physical light switch on. So we avoid it. Superficiality is easier. But this darkness of our soul has a life of its own which thrives, whether or not we choose to acknowledge it. It’s there, and it’s powerful.

Understanding Darkness
This fear of our emotional complexity grew as we grew, and with time became our shadow. It’s a hidden part in us that influences our choices more often than we are aware.

In truth, much effort goes into repressing and hiding it from ourselves and others. It’s our dark side. The parts we are ashamed and afraid to show. But through denial, we fail to see that in the obscurity of darkness also lay our strengths.


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Tim Lovell: Yes this is very true , the

Yes this is very true , the dark parts of yourself that you cutyourselff of from are the very parts that you must embrace and become one with to fully reclaim the parts of your dna that are cuttoff , but once done you are free of the genetic controll

ronnyjohtton: absolutely true, if you bury

absolutely true, if you bury your demons and fears eventually they will bury you.

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