Ok, now i just feel compelled to type something up.
For me, as both a Jedi and a Human, this is one of my biggest issues. My strongest shadow is “lack of control” or the feeling of. A lot of times in my life, I feel angry over the tinies little things. Through discussion I have come to realize that I am angry becasue I feel helpless in situations and I just can’t STAND that.
However, before Iunderstood that, I would push down my emotions and shadows. Apparently this is bad and I wouldn’t recommend it. All you are doing is feeding it and letting it grow, and you are not getting better, but worse.
It was recommended(and I hope its ok that I share this) to first off, just BREATHE. Then look inside yourself and see what is triggering your shadow. Then and this is the hard part, you must accept that you have this shadow. It is part of being human and it is part of being a jedi.
(oh and I had this little revelation that I think is worth sharing: just becasue you have shadows does not make you evil, or sith, or dark, or whatever. It simply makes you human)
Ok after you have accepted your shadow, then you have to for lack of a better word “get rid of it” Now there are several methods for doing this. You must find your own way, and I’m sure someone on the faculty would be willing to help you out.
My way is to look inside my self, understand what is triggering my shadow(anger) and thenreplace my anger with compassion. To do this, Ihave to focus on my breathing, and begin to replace my thoughts, well not replace, more like divert my thoughts from negative to more positive.
Ok, this is a summary of what I have learned, hope it helpd