The process may bring back the pain you once experienced, but this heroic engagement is where you actually find your life’s meaning, purpose, and significance.
3. Face your shadows and befriend your demons.
Both the worlds of dark and light exist within you. Hence, you’ll be confronted from time to time with your shadows and darkness.
While these things are commonly portrayed as bad, they are a part of your nature the same as your light. And the key to not let them control you is really counterintuitive that most people do the opposite and end up doing terrible things.
Not everyone knows that facing these inner shadows and demons, instead of running away from them, is the only way of breaking free of their grip on you.
These inner demons are produced of your wounds, and by avoiding them you hurt yourself again and again, in the same manner.
The truth is, their mere presence only suggests that there is part of you that needs healing, a kind of blockage that prevents you from moving forward.
Sometimes, by avoiding these wounds mindlessly you might even hurt other people around you who love you and want the best for you.
But if you face your shadows and demons, when you stop being scared of them, you’ll realize that they are actually messengers. They are there to show you what needs healing. They were never against you, your fear made you look at these inner forces as monsters.
Once you reconcile and heal what needs healing, they will no longer have the power to haunt you again. And the only way to do that is to love yourself unconditionally.
Loving yourself, your whole self, both your darkness and your light unconditionally is the only way that transforms these shadows to become your best allies.
This post originally appeared on Life Coach Code
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