Monday, May 11, 2009

The 'S' Word

I'm thinking about shame today. Someone in a meeting once said that guilt is about something that we have done and shame is about how we feel about ourselves. Shame blocks us. Humility opens us up. Self-love and acceptance enable us to grow and change sez Ms. Beatty. I like the idea that through awareness of the 'block' that I can push it aside or walk around it. I can just see it as a misconception of mine. I have a few!

What's good about today is that through the help of others I can take a different viewpoint, one that erases limitations and promotes a loving attitude toward myself and others.


  1. I really liked our reply to my musing - and this is also a good and thought provoking post for me today.

    Thank you Carol for your reaching out.



  2. I like this post. Starts my day off with a positive spin. Amazing how we can turn negative things around and look at them through different eyes and all of a sudden they don't seem so bad anymore. Have a great day!

  3. Yes, I can choose to feel so many things. We say "screw" guilt. I'm glad to feel humility though. It keeps me going in the right direction--forward.