The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self

April 14, 2012

Book review

The book is a practical guide to discovering the gifts of the shadow.

by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford and Marianne Williamson

The trio has joined together to share their knowledge on one of the most crucial obstacles to happiness we face — the shadow — and to deliver a comprehensive and practical guide for harnessing the power of our dark side.

These three luminaries, each with a signature approach, bring to light the parts of ourselves we deny but that still direct our lives. For it is only when we embrace our shadow that we discover the gifts of our authentic nature.

The shadow exists within all of us, and yet we spend most of our lives running from it. But far from being scary, our dark sides hold the promise of better, more fulfilling lives.

Our shadow makes itself known every day. It is the reason we become furious over a friend showing up 10 minutes late, yell at our parents or kids when they have done nothing wrong and sabotage our own success at the worst possible time.

Until we are able to embrace our dualistic nature, we will continue to hurt ourselves and those closest to us, and fall short of our potential.

The book is a practical guide to discovering the gifts of the shadow.

The authors powerfully pierce the veil of our unclaimed selves, releasing us from the past and propelling us on a journey to wholeness. No longer living half lives, we are capable of achieving our dreams and reclaiming the happiness that is our birthright.

$25.99 hardcover — HarperOne, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 353 Sacramento St., Ste. 500, San Francisco, CA 94111-3653.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 3, June/July 2010.

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