Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson - New York Times best-selling authors and internationally acclaimed teachers - have joined together to share their knowledge on one of the most crucial obstacles to happiness we face: the shadow. These three luminaries, each with a signature approach, bring to light the parts of ourselves we deny but that still direct our life. For it is only when we embrace our shadow that we discover the gifts of our authentic nature.
The shadow exists within all of us. It is a part of us and yet we spend most of our life running from it. But far from being scary, our dark side holds the promise of a better, more fulfilling life. Our shadow makes itself known every day. It is the reason we get furious over a friend showing up 10 minutes late, yell at our parents or kids when they have done nothing wrong, and sabotage our own success at the worst possible time. Until we are able to embrace our dualistic nature, we will continue to hurt ourselves and those closest to us and fall short of our potential.
Combining the wisdom of three experts, The Shadow Effect is a practical and profound guide to discovering the gifts of our shadow. These three authors powerfully pierce the veil of our unclaimed self, releasing us from the past and propelling us on a journey to wholeness. No longer living a half life, we are capable of achieving our dreams and reclaiming the happiness that is our birthright.
©2010 Deepak Chopra and Rita Chopra Family Trust, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
I think what these amazing authors has to say is really important, but the production quality and performance detract so badly for me that I can't stand to listen to the audio book. There is a loud buzzing constantly throughout the narration. It only stops when there is a break between narration. Please Deepak, Marrianne and Debbie re-record this professionally so that we can consume this great content.
This book changed the way I see the world. My feelings toward myself and others have shifted drastically. I have been able to move from a place of hurt to a place of acceptance and happiness. I would recommend this to everyone who is on a journey of self growth.
I would prefer to read the book over listening to this performance twice. The content was very interesting and worth the single listen, but I WILL NOT listen twice.
I really enjoy the work of Deepak Chopra, but I find his narration very distracting. I was further distracted from the other authors who presented their own chapters.
I recognize and appreciate that some listeners find comfort and sincerity in hearing the authors words spoken by the authors themselves, as if they were attending a seminar with the author. I am not one of those people. After listening to well over 75 audio books I have become accustomed to professional narrators. With professional narrators I am able to relax and take in the content. When hearing professional authors perform like amateurs I become distracted and spend more time trying to become adjusted to their voice and pace.
To help quantify my personal bias, I would much prefer to listen to a musical album that was done in the studio than listen to a concert performance of the same album.
In the future, I will not purchase any audio books that are narrated by their authors. I will save those for print format.
This is a very simple audio, Debbie Ford is the most significant speaker. Deepak Chopra just keeps rehashing the same information in different audiobooks for what appears to be financial gain. Less spiritual and organic in my view.
The Shadow Effect is a guide to embracing ourselves and others. It provides lessons on how to transform our relationships by looking at ourselves and as a result, inviting Love and Light into our lives. It is a "must read" for anyone who would like to realize their wholeness and invite emotional healing into their lives.
love the vision each author offered as it just reinforces the truth that the only true thing is love and the only way to get it is through being totally honest and a sincere desire for grace.
confront your fears
This book helps in recognizing our fears and helps in taking control of them. It is worthwile to read several times, every time is different.
It made me go back to my childhood.
The problem with this book is that Debbie Ford's voice was impossible to tolerate
The information was, for the most part, helpful. But suddenly you would be subjected to drivel
This would have been a good book to scan and hop around in, not a steady read.
This book may appeal to someone who has never learned about the ego, pain body or Jungian studies.
No. Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson are amazing teachers and authors.
The static while Deepak Chopra spoke and Debbie Ford would speak without sounding like she's reading.
"A very helpful book"
I really enjoyed this book, I found it thought inspiring and broadened my perceptions on the subject matter. I've read a number of chopra's books and he has maintained his usual good standard, I am new to the other two authors but found their work to be moving and helpful also. I will be keeping a look out for further works by both of them from now on!
I will listen to this again a few times, there is so much in there.
"Enjoyed the diversity of the information"
If you are looking for views that are synergistic without feeling like you are being fed from a spoon, this is an excellent choice. All three are powerhouse teachers and while they have very individual styles and messages, they did a great job of delivering content that enhanced each others teachings.
Deepak's description of projection is very clear, easy to follow and feels accurate as I apply it in my daily life.
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