• The Dark Side of the Light Chasers

  • By: Debbie Ford
  • Narrated by: Debbie Ford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (813 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Debbie Ford explains that the dark side of our personality should not be hidden. By denying our dark side, we reject these aspects of our true natures rather than giving ourselves the freedom to live authentically. Here she shows that it is possible to acknowledge and accept our so-called weaknesses, proving that these qualities may be important, hidden strengths. For example, perhaps some "selfishness" can save us from exhaustion and resentment.

Full of illuminating stories and practical exercises, Debbie Ford shows us how to reconcile our darker impulses and find the gifts they offer. Your life will be transformed when you unconceal, own, and embrace your shadow.

©2011 Hay House (P)2011 Hay House

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Great book and I would combine it with others

I started this book and was guided to stop at the point in the book where you start to work with your Shadow. Now up to this point the book was great! Go through all the lessons and work through them even if it takes you weeks to do it. Then pause it and read: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One all the way to the point of the meditations or the last three hours if you're listening on Audible. Then go back and finish this book. It's quite the push in the right direction! If you want you can add the book Nothing Changes Until You Do. Great sequence of books I've found really works!

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what a gift!

Ive continued to listen to this for months on end! Constantly finding more about myself, and bringing forgiveness! I am so grateful to have found this... it brought me out of a severe depression.

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Lifesaving

This book has rescued me from depression and helplessness many times. I listen to it almost every day. Thank you!

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5 stars!!

life changing. psychologically challenging. It really helped me to challenge defeatist thinking. great read. read it.

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Awesome audio

If you could sum up The Dark Side of the Light Chasers in three words, what would they be?

Freeing, enlightening, transformative

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers?

learning to embrace our dark side to become whole

What about Debbie Ford’s performance did you like?

delivery was clear and concise, brilliant and easy to comprehend

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

one of he examples I related to specifically so was great

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highly recommended

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Incredible!

Cuts straight to the heart of truth and the solutions for healing and wholeness. Just magnificent! Read this for sure.

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I love this book! lts now in my top ten favorites!

Would you listen to The Dark Side of the Light Chasers again? Why?

YES for sure. She asks some really really good questions, that gets you thinking about yourself!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers?

All of it really, many SHOCK questions.

Which character – as performed by Debbie Ford – was your favorite?

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Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

What we often DON'T LIKE in someone else is often a mirror of something we don't like about ourself!

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I have been passing over this book for a few months, thinking this is not for me!
But then l stopped and asked myself. Why does this book keep coming up???
I believe someone want me to listen to it!
So glad i did as now it's in my top ten favorite books.....

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WOAH. MY LIFE IS SHOOK

I am so in love with this book. Taught me to stop rejecting myself and shaming the parts of me others may not like. So glad I went with the audio book too since it came with background music for the meditations.

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Who do you need to talk to on your bus?

The exercises are so helpful in facing your inner self and dark sides which you have denied your whole life. My favorite is discovering who is on your bus and what they need from you. It has been life changing.

These exercises are not one and done. They are ongoing and you'll come back to them time and time again as you grow. It has helped me remove confusion from situations and become gentler and more at peace.

If you are on that journey of discovery this is a must read. I will admit I was pushed to this book for months then finally I said, ok! I'll read the dang thing! I had so much resistance but since finishing the book Debbie has changed my perspective and I haven't heard one more word about the book or had it recommended. So if you're being pushed, read it, there's a reason.

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this book is great for self improvement of your ow

I think the author for this book with different insights on helping develop love for both the dark and light side of a person's character and the gifts that can come with each aspect

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  • Karen C
  • 02-17-17

Positive, thought provoking, encouraging

Easy to listen to with ideas and considerations that can open a door to new thinking and perspectives. Honest, truthful, encouraging, and positive.

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  • 08-04-17

Awesome Life-changing Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have recommended this book a lot. If you are stuck in victim mode or blame spiral this is a compassionate look at yourself and your triggers. The meditations are really simple and just persevere with the work and incredible results are possible in a short time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Debbie's sharing of her life story is so useful.

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  • max1ok
  • 05-25-16

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you are ready to embrace both sides of yourself. What a fabulous audiobook If you are ready to embrace both sides of yourself, break through that barrier and become whole then this is the book for you.

Fabulous meditations and cleverly put together. It was just what I needed to help me through a really terrifying time. I felt as though I had just jumped if a cliff with no safety nets or harness. I found it a fabulous tool to assist me in a break through. Highly recommend

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  • Lucy A.
  • 11-17-19

listen to it and then listen to it again!

I love to understand why we do what we do as human beings and the patterns we have developed. this book is the one book which really highlights this and actionable realistic steps to heal them. it's not repetative it's not long winded stories to get to a point that could be summed up in a sentence. it's fascinating and i have bought the physical book as well so I can go back and highlight everything.

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  • Sirli Sillasoo
  • 10-07-19

One of the best books I have ever read / listened!

Absolutely loved this book, the ideas presented, the exercises, the meditations and the narration from the author herself! This book has a power in it to help you change your life and find peace and happiness when thoroughly worked through! The book that I will listen to and read many more times I'm sure!

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  • ausgirlinuk
  • 08-16-18

a classic on discovering yourself

the late debbie ford has some great insights, delivered in a gentle way on embracing the parts of ourselves we are constantly trying to hid.
i find her voice a bit slow for my tastes so i listened at 1.25x the talking speed and that worked for me.

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  • Magda
  • 05-15-22

Must read / listen. Most impactful book ever!

This is probably the most impactful book I have ever read on self development. I can’t imagine how I’ve lived 34 yrs not knowing myself as much as I do now. 100% recommend and invite everyone to do the exercises , it’s life changing!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-30-21

profound book

Debbie definitely understood foundation of our spiritual journey, and greatly expressed it so it got recognized as a truth inside me. There is no real progress without embracing every aspect of our inner life. Every aspect.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-21

Amazing book

Highly recommended one of the most powerful books so easily explained and fantastic exercises for doing shadow work

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  • Maria
  • 12-03-20

I needed this book!

I've always struggled with trying to be a good person, which for me meant denying my 'bad side'. This book opened my eyes to how to find balance in life so that I can live in peace with all my actions, even those I'm not terribly proud of 🙂

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-20

this book is one of my favourite books

I've been journaling everyday on my subconscious characters on my bus and healing old wounds for myself and blame I've put onto others. peace be with you Debbie Ford x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-20

Inspirational and Life Changing.

Loved it. Had to return to it and will happily return to iy again. It is everything I thought I needed and more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-10-22

The best book I’ve ever seen

It changed my life totally! I have never thought having relationships could be like a goal, I was always looking for someone to come and prove to me that love exist! But after listening to this book, I found myself and now I can have a relationship with anyone!
It’s like the exam, imagine you are waiting for a good questions whole of your life?? Or you decided to improve yourself to pass any exam with any hard questions! Thanks Debbie! You are the best!

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  • BossV
  • 06-02-21

Light in the Dark

this audio not only gives you the work to do explanation and reasons as to why the exe

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  • pjero mardesic
  • 03-19-20

ab absolutely the best book I've read so far

Facebook by pho helps you understand all the ins and outs about yourself and only to understand the internet about yourself will help you understand what you can control and what we can control is everything if we accept ourselves I absolutely love this book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-27-20

Life changing

Amazing insight into understanding yourself and others. Highly recommended for those whom are ready for opening up to themselves and healing for life.

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  • Kazz Porter
  • 11-19-17

loved the book

amazing insight into being a human. the author was passionate about her subject and was inspiring

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-22-17

Awesome Audio

Loved this audio book!!! So many great Lessons. Wanted to keep learning more. Very easy to listen to. Will definitely listen to again.

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  • Graeme
  • 11-13-16

This book should belong to everybody.

This read will only have one outcome, you will be better for it. It delivers.