This is the title of a fascinating article by the poet Robert Ely.  In short, he describes how we all drag round an invisible bag, and in it we put the parts of ourselves we don't like.  This is our shadow, the dark side.  It's like Jekyll and Hyde - the respectable Doctor on the outside hides the rampant beast on the inside.  As we get older, we continue with the bag stuffing, which depletes our very life force.  If we're angry, it goes in the bag.  Disappointment, envy, greed, lust, they al...
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