Indulging vs. Integrating the Shadow Self (What’s the Difference?)

There are many approaches to shadow work, but one dangerous approach is that of jumping to extremes; of INDULGING the shadow rather than integrating it. Don’t confuse indulgence with integration. When we indulge our dark sides, we are reacting and acting out of an immature place. Instead of rejecting and disowning our shadow qualities, we develop an ego-centric identity out of them.

Contents & summary:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:32 – Acting out is not integrating the shadow
  • 1:22 – Examples of shadow indulgence
  • 2:08 – The Joker vs. Batman
  • 2:45 – What does integrating the shadow mean?
  • 3:44 – Conclusion
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