Day: October 18, 2020

Uncovering Recovery: Shame on You!

“The crushing pain of shame need not keep us from the sunlight of the spirit.  Shame need not keep us fleeing from ourselves in addiction, even if that addiction is as subtle as projecting our shadows onto others (well, sometimes that’s not too subtle, actually) or constantly keeping ourselves busy so that we never dwell within our own center.  Whatever bad things we have done—even if we have urinated in the janitor’s bucket—we are not a bad thing.  Guilt is meant to be temporary, something to work through, and we need not split off parts of ourselves that we hide and bury in sick secrets.”