What is the inner shadow?
“It contains all the parts of ourselves that we have tried to hide or deny, the parts we believe are not acceptable to our family, friends, and, most importantly, ourselves. It is made up of everything that annoys, horrifies, or disgusts us about other people or about ourselves.
“I have spent much of my adult life saying Yes when I wanted to say No, and saying No when I wanted to say Yes. I am moving towards a new paradigm - of saying No when I want to say No, and saying Yes when I want to say Yes.”
If you could ask a guru any question that you want to know the answer to, what would you ask? I wouldn’t ask one. I’ve watched the YouTube videos, read the self-help books, went to more retreats than I can count.
If you can be with the pleasant without chasing after it, with the unpleasant without resisting it, and with the neutral without ignoring it – that is an incredible freedom. (Rick Hanson) I dislike being uncomfortable. I like routine. I like stability. I like when things don’t change too much. I like security.