Acknowledged or not, we all have these parts of ourselves that we banish to the shadows – believing that if others saw these parts, we would be rejected and shamed. But consider this: have you ever seen more good than harm come from leaving things in the dark places?
In this natural follow-up to Episode 17 on the value of being seen and known, Episode 18 proposes in detail why being seen and known may actually start and end with knowing thyself. Some think of this as narcissistic and navel-gazing and distracting from truly valuable things that need attention; but I would argue that it is far more mischievous (dare I say dangerous) to not be aware of those parts of you that lie in the shadow.
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