With the amount of information available to us at an all time high, it is far too easy for us to be satisfied with surface level knowledge rather than experiential understanding. Even for many who have taken on substantial personal growth and self inquiry, there exists an innate tendency to get trapped in the jargon and methods without actually applying them. The methods themselves can become a trap without deep self awareness.
The goal of working with the shadow is to integrate and come to know and accept all of those parts that we have attempted to hide or run from.
Shadow Work is a way of uncovering our psychological blind spots so they don’t sabotage our efforts unconsciously. Without Shadow Work, all good methods can fail no matter how well researched or practiced.