Shadow Work Quotes by Carl Jung & Marion Woodman

Shadow work can be hard to grasp, let alone practice. These quotes shed light on the nature of the complex process of navigating your shadow.


Shadow Work Quotes by Carl Jung

Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event.

Deep down, below the surface of the average man’s conscience, he hears a voice whispering, “There is something not right,” no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or moral code.

Be silent and listen: have you recognized your madness and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations are completely mired in madness? Do you not want to recognize your madness and welcome it in a friendly manner? You wanted to accept everything. So accept madness too. Let the light of your madness shine, and it will suddenly dawn on you. Madness is not to be despised and not to be feared, but instead you should give it life

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will

call it fate.

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order." (apply this to mental health "disorders")



Shadow Work Quotes by Marion Woodman


A life truly lived constantly burns away veils of illusion, burns away what is no longer relevant, gradually reveals our essence, until, at last, we are strong enough to stand in our naked truth.


Instead of transcending ourselves, we must move into ourselves.


An addiction is anything we do to avoid hearing the messages that body and soul are trying to send us.


Tell the image makers and magazine sellers and the plastic surgeons that you are not afraid. That what you fear the most is the death of imagination and originality and metaphor and passion. Then be bold and LOVE YOUR BODY. STOP FIXING IT. It was never broken.


Without an understanding of myth or religion, without an understanding of the relationship between destruction and creation, death and rebirth, the individual suffers the mysteries of life as meaningless mayhem alone.


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