I ran into this excerpt, regarding how healthy it is to explore the unknown parts of ourselves, sometimes referred to as our “shadow”.
Excerpt is by Caroline Myss, co-creator of the work “Sacred Path of the Shadow”:
It’s not the one drink itself I fear. It’s the thought that one drink will be alright. It wont.
The thought that everything is ok now, and one drink is achievable. This is the deceit, the step into a hole that could be a puddle or a step off a skyscraper.
“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive–the risk to be alive and express what we really are.”
-Don Miguel Ruiz