Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Releasing shame


 
Shame is the dark, powerful feeling that holds us back...
 
In dysfunctional families, shame can be tagged to healthy behaviors such as talking about our feelings, making choices, taking care of ourselves, having fun, being successful, or even feeling good about ourselves.
 
Shame may have been attached to asking for what we want and need, to communicating directly and honestly, and to giving and receiving love...
 
In recovery, we are learning to identify shame. When we recognize it, we can begin to let go of it. We can love and accept ourselves-starting now.
 
Melody Beattie- "Language of Letting Go"
 
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