BOOK NERD : Kickass Quotes From The Dark Side Of The Light Chasers by Debbie Ford

This may be the book I have recommended more times than any other. It definitely is when it comes to the subject of shadow work.

Discovering and working with the shadow is one of the most profound steps you can take toward spiritual development, and The Dark Side Of The Light Chasers is a wonderful place to begin, as it is presented in a modern, super relatable style, and is even humorous at times.

Debbie Ford had a knack for helping people see the beauty in their shadows, which is so important, as there is all kinds of beauty there and many people are afraid of the dark.

Shadow work does not have to be scary. I personally find it illuminating, empowering, and, dare I say- fun. I like to know what makes me and other people tick, and this is a book that has helped me understand human nature in a way that has made life much less of a bumpy ride than it originally seemed to be...

"We live in a new age. It's a time of opening up and of healing and growth. It's not passive but it requires surrender- surrender of our egos and our old patterns." -Debbie Ford

"Transformation itself only takes seconds. It is a shift in perception, a change in the lenses we look through." -Debbie Ford

"The world mirrors yourself back to you. If you love, nourish, and appreciate yourself internally it will show up in your external life. If you want more love, give more love to yourself. If you want acceptance, accept yourself." -Debbie Ford

"Owning a positive trait that you've previously denied is scary, because it requires you to leave all your stories and excuses behind." -Debbie Ford

"We can't embrace that which we don't own. If you want to manifest your full potential you have to reclaim the parts of yourself that you've denied, hidden, or given away to others." -Debbie Ford

"If you constantly beat yourself up with negative thoughts, you will either beat up on the people around you- verbally, emotionally, or physically- or you will beat up on yourself by destroying some area of your own life." -Debbie Ford

"It is only when you're lying to yourself or hating some aspect of yourself that you'll get an emotional charge from someone else's behavior." -Debbie Ford

"We see only that which we are." -Debbie Ford

"Search around for stored-up anger. If you are fearful about discovering your anger, remember that your power is buried along with it. Anger is only a negative emotion when it is suppressed or dealt with in an unhealthy way." -Debbie Ford

"Our pain can be our greatest teacher. It leads us to places we'd never go on our own." -Debbie Ford

"The strength to look clearly at your past and take back aspects of yourself that you've given away lies within you. All you have to do is close your eyes, go within, and ask. The power you need is there, but it will only come out when your desire to change your life is stronger than your desire to stay the same." -Debbie Ford

"Prayer without action is not prayer. It's dreaming." -Debbie Ford

"Our divinity and our passion are intertwined. When we awaken our passion we awaken our divinity. We have learned that passion is intended for external things, other people, other places, other things. It's time to unleash your passion for yourself." -Debbie Ford

"If you admire greatness in another human being, it is your own greatness you are seeing. You may manifest it in a different way, but if you didn't have greatness within, you wouldn't be able to recognize that quality in someone else. If you did not possess that quality you would not be attracted by it." -Debbie Ford

"You must quiet your mind to hear your highest calling. You must open your heart to find where love resides." -Debbie Ford

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