Just as our bodies cast shadows on the ground, our conscious minds cast shadows over certain elements of our persona—the parts of ourselves that we choose to keep in the dark.
“Life is born only of the spark of opposites, ” wrote Carl Jung, the Swiss analytic psychologist. The two opposing forces that he referred to were the conscious mind and what he called “the shadow” —a collection of all-too-often repressed traits, the existence of which most of us deny. Its hazy and indistinct contours contain “all those unpleasant qualities we like to hide, ” from arrogance to greed, recklessness and illicit urges. And despite any efforts to the contrary, Jung
Photography:Denise Grünstein of Cameralink
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