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“Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. If an inferiority is conscious, one always has a chance to correct it. Furthermore, it is constantly in contact with other interests, so that it is continually subjected to modifications. But if it is repressed and isolated from consciousness, it never gets corrected.” – Jung, 1938

The “shadow” is a Jungian concept symbolizing the unconscious, or the driving force behind most of our thoughts and actions. These unconscious elements are always present, at times overshadowing our potential for happiness. Shedding light on these unconscious forces allows us to nurture ourselves, enabling us to be free from the embrace of any darkness that has crept in and distorted our perceptions.

It is my hope to share any knowledge I can to help spread awareness of common conditions that affect all of us, directly or indirectly, so that instead of condemning ourselves or those afflicted with maladaptive behavior patterns, we can react with empathy and compassion.

Selene R. Wilkes


© Selene R. Wilkes, 2013-2014.  Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Selene Wilkes and Overshadows with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


English: Neural Correlates Of Consciousness

English: Neural Correlates Of Consciousness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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