Shame is the most debilitating feeling we all carry inside of us. It’s the underlying feeling that we’re most afraid to tap into because shame tells us that we’re not good enough, we’re unworthy or we are failures. It leaves us in a state of paralysis, preventing us from engaging in meaningful relationships and from putting our best foot forward. Carrying shame is like wearing a mask, covering up all our insecurities, fears and self-doubt. When anyone gets too close to us, shame lashes out in the form of anger, resentment and bitter resentment.
But, it’s not all doom and gloom. If we rack up the courage to lean into our discomfort (aka shame), shame, can no longer exist. We live freely, without fear of judgement and find a path of less resistance.
Here’s 3 tips on how I let go of shame: