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The Dark Side of Light Chasers

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We know the shadow by many names: alter ego, lower self, the dark twin, repressed self, id. Carl Jung once said that the shadow "is the person you would rather not be". But even if you choose to hide your dark side, it will still cast a shadow, according to author Debbie Ford. Rather than reject the seemingly undesirable parts of ourselves, Ford offers advice on how to con ...more
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Published March 1st 2001 by Jodere Group (first published May 18th 1998)
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Fatima
میتونم بگم یک گنج بی پایان در تمام متن این کتاب هست . چیزی که سالها دنبالش بودم تا کمی از تنفرم نسبت به آدم های اطرافم کم بشه و نهایتا فهمیدم من خودم رو در اون ادم ها فرافکنی میکنم و با پذیرش اون بخش از درونم که در ادم های مختلف میبینم و باعث درد درونی من میشن نهایتا به تعادل میرسم و چقدر حرف های دبی فورد من رو یاد یینگ یانگ مینداخت. هرچیزی در این جهان دو چهره ی خوب و بد ضعیف و قوی و ...داره که از هم جدا نیستند و باید با هم پذیرفته بشن تا موهبت شون رو تقدیم ما کنند و پذیرش سایه های من که روی صور ...more
Nayereh Ahmadian
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: همه آنهایی که به دنبال خودشناسی و تکامل و تعالی شخصیت هستند
مدتهاست که کتاب "نیمه تاریک وجود " اثر دبی فورد را خوانده ام و میخواستم در موردش مطلبی بنویسم اما فرصتش دست نمی داد تا اینکه به مطلب مشابهی در مثنوی برخوردم و ترغیب شدم به شباهت محتوای آنها اشاره کنم. این کتاب به طور کلی در مورد یک مکانیزم دفاعی ضمیر ناخودآگاه یه اسم "فرافکنی" صحبت میکند.

+ بر اساس یکی از نظریه های علم روانشناسی ذهن انسان از سه قسمت ضمیرخودآگاه، تحت خودآگاه و ناخودآگاه تشکیل شده که انسان فقط به قسمت خودآگاه آن دسترسی دارد؛ دسترسی به ضمیر تحت خودآگاه دشوار اما ممکن و دسترسی به ضم
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M.rmt
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
دبی فورد از ما میخواد که سایه های درونمون رو بشناسیم و بهترین روش برای شناخت لایه پنهانی ذهنمون رو،توجه به فرافکنی هامون نسبت به اطرافیان میدونه،یعنی هرطور که من دیگرانو قضاوت و پیش داوری می کنم به این علته که اون ویژگیو درون خودم دارم مثلا اگه همه اطرافیانم در نظرم خودخواهن یعنی من تلاش زیادی میکنم تا خودخواهی خودمو پنهان کنم و این ویژگی درونیمو نمی پذیرم.برعکسشم صادقه یعنی اگه من از خصوصیات یه فرد خاص یا مشهور تعریف کنم به این دلیله که پتانسیل رسیدن به اون موقعیت یا ویژگی خاص در من وجود داره. ...more
Kristie Hayes
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was really not sure what to expect with this book and thought it might go over my head, but it resonated with me.

Debbie Ford basically states that within us are all qualities, good and bad. That is what makes us human and once we can accept that, we can encounter the Divine. We do this by taking responsibility for our actions and learning how to use our negative characteristics for good. I never thought of doing that but by looking at my negative traits in that way, I feel like I have come to
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Hesam
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
کل تکرار مکرّرات کتاب ، در پی گفتن این نکته است -به زعم من-، که هر چه در عالم تو را برمی انگیزاند، جنبه ای از وجود خود توست و به بیان مولانا:
بیرون ز تو نیست هر چه در عالم هست
در خود بطلب هر آنچه خواهی که تویی
Texx Norman
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist, who wrote about our shadow selves. In The Dark Side of the Light Chasers Debbie Ford makes that journey to know your shadow self a practical journey and this is the tour guide for that journey. We can pretend we have no shadow side, no dark motives, but we do, and if we ignore that as a human being we have both good and bad within us, we run the risk of letting our shadow side sneak up and kick us in the butt. We do, what we don’t want to do, because we ...more
Maryam
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
نیمه تاریک وجود از آن بخشی از شخصیت ما پرده بر می دارد که روابط ما را به بن بست می کشاند، روح ما را می کشد و مانع از تحقق رویاهایمان می شود. یونگ این بخش را سایه می نامد. سایه شامل همه آن ویژگی های شخصیتی ماست که سعی می کنیم پنهان و یا نفی کنیم. به جای سرکوب کردن سایه هایمان، آن جنبه هایی را که از آنها وحشت داریم ببینیم، آشکار کنیم، بپذیریم. هنگامی که با سایه خود آشتی کنیم، دیگر نیازی نیست وانمود کنید کس دیگری هستید و یا ثابت کنید وجود شایسته ای می باشید. دیگر لازم نیست در ترس به سر برید. برای آ ...more
Asmasharifi
Nov 01, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
نيمه تاريك وجود باز هم از شاخه روانشناسي هست و اينكه هر انساني خودش يك دنياي كامل هست و همه خوبيها و بديها رو يكجا داره! ولي ما طبق آموزش و فرهنگي كه باهاش بزرگ مي شيم سعي مي كنيم يك سري از صفتهايي كه بد تلقي شده و مسلما در ما وجود داره رو پنهان كنيم و اين پنهان كردن مقدار زيادي از انرژي ما رو به هدر ميده و تشبيه جالبي كه به كار برده اينه: پنهان كردن صفات بدمون مثل نگه داشتن يه توپ پلاستيكي زير آب هست كه انرژي زيادي از آدم مي گيره و مدام بايد حواسمون بهش باشه وگرنه تا دستت رو برداري مي پره بالا! ...more
Kathleen
Dec 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book changed my life. Try it!
Margaret
Jan 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I came across this book during a very low point of my life. It turned out to be one of those books that contributed to making a difference towards a positive change...for me at least. You need to be introspective to make the most of it and at times it can be painful reading this book. This book will help if you take it seriously. I've read hundreds of books but this one is one of the ones that were memorable and impactful for me on my journey to a more joyful living.
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Debbie Ford was an American author of self-help books. Her first book, "The Dark Side Of The Light Chasers", spawned eight more books in the genre and dealt with confronting one's "dark side" rather than ignoring it. Ford also hosted television and radio shows related to her books.

She passed away due to complications from cancer in 2013.
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“It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any self-deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events, by which the path to success may be recognized.” 8 likes
“All of your so-called faults, all the things which you don’t like about yourself are your greatest assets,” she said. “They are simply overamplified. The volume has been turned up a bit too much, that’s all. Just turn down the volume a little. Soon, you—and everyone else—will see your weaknesses as your strengths, your ‘negatives’ as your ‘positives.’ They will become wonderful tools, ready to work for you rather than against you. All you have to do is learn to call on these personality traits in amounts that are appropriate to the moment. Judge how much of your wonderful qualities are needed, and don’t give any more than that.” 7 likes
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