- It keeps us stuck. We don't feel there is any way out. We give up before we have even started.
- It keeps us shut down. We keep playing those 'negative tapes' in our heads convincing ourselves that we are nothing, losers, no good.
- It robs us of all the good parts of ourselves. We 'become' the shame. We forget that we are more than 'it'.
- It suffocates us! We can't even begin to take in any kind of healthy flow because we continue to breathe in toxic air!
- S - Self
- H - Hatred
- A - And
- M - Malignant
- E - Embarrassment
Shame smothers us and it prevents us from even beginning to move forward. We have to start somewhere. The longer we hold ourselves hostage to the shame, the more we betray ourselves. We are going to start getting out from underneath it. We will begin with this thought: