Here’s a thing… Shame is heavy. I feel it in my chest and on my back. It weighs us down. It bends us over and tries to break us.
It sits in our guts. It makes us feel ill and anxious.
It sits in our throats and keeps us silent or worse it has us spreading shame and hate and disregard out to other human beings.
Shame lives in our bodies. It lives in our very being.
Here’s another thing…
We can fight it off. We can push it out. And when we do we begin to feel lighter. To breathe easier. To stand up taller. To learn empathy for ourselves and for others. To embrace our differences instead of being afraid of them.
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