“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also if I am to be whole.”
― Carl Jung
The world is full of dark things. When people are forced to confront them – loss. failure. death – it cuts through the thin ribbons of who they think they are.
It destroys the dangerous illusion of ‘normal’.
The things you don’t want to think about, don’t want to look at, all the parts you tried to throw away, are your Shadow.
Humans are the only self-domesticating animals.
Step out of your comfort zone.