The Dark Side of the Light Chasers
This book is all about the very first personal development piece of knowledge I remember my mom teaching me about; what bothers you most in others you also have the capacity to be. It was a hard lesson to learn at 10 years old because it’s so much easier to blame others than to take any kind of responsibility… this lesson, by the way, doesn’t get much easier as we get older, just saying.
Debbie Ford makes a point of the importance of facing your shadows, those pieces of you that you pretend you don’t have. As long as you ignore parts of yourself you will never feel whole and complete and you will constantly be searching for validation outside of yourself.
This book may be uncomfortable to read but it is high ranking on my recommendations to really dive into your own self-discovery and personal growth. Take the time to do the exercises she has in the book too, they provide a lot of clarity.