Do not fear your own shadow, the representation of everything your despise. The shadow self is your dark side. Man has a depraved nature and calling it a “shadow” understates impact that depravity has on our lives.
Notice how shadows react to light.
For all who walk toward the light the shadow is behind you. Don’t look back, keep moving forward. One day the shadow will be shed and we will be free from the chains of this life. Complete sanctification.
All who turn their backs to the light have no choice but to follow their shadow. They follow their own darkened understanding of the world, given over to their own depravity, sensual to every kind of impurity and always longing for more.