Friday, December 19, 2014

Wearing a lamp shade

Are there times when you feel like...
 you're wearing a lamp shade on your head? 
Embarrassing moments when you think the world...
 is watching you make a fool of yourself?

Shame is under the lamp shade.

Because we carry shame,
we cover our flaws with perfectionism.
We defend our mistakes because we can't be wrong.
And when we get too uncomfortable, we hide.

We can let our shame separate or unify us.
Reality is that we all make mistakes.
That we all have shame to some degree.
And that we all hate how it feels.

We need to bring more compassion to shame...
 rather than judgment.
Let's stop trying to be right or perfect.
Maybe we can even learn to love our flaws.