Perhaps, through the process of integrating our shadow, we discover new depths in our sense of self.
We meet powerful parts of ourselves that we may not have acknowledged had we not gone into our own abyss.
The shadow as an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify. -C.G Jung
How to follow the shadow
One way, is to ponder on such questions as…
What aspects of self do you feel missing? Is there another person in your life you believe must be representing these parts? How can you pull back your projections onto that other, and take back what you feel is missing?