This is a beautiful quote, words of wisdom, from Richard Rohr’s daily meditation, Struggling with Shadow.
Human consciousness does not emerge at any depth except through struggling with our shadow. It is in facing our own contradictions that we grow. It is in the struggle with our shadow self, with failure, or with wounding that we break into higher levels of consciousness. People who learn to expose, name, and still thrive inside contradictions are what I would call prophets.
How might we go about teaching young people to understand their shadow side and engage with it meaningfully?