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“Shame is a soul eating emotion.” ~ C.G. Jung

This excerpt stems from the discussions on how sometimes we fall into this habit of comparison. Sometimes life gives us obstacles and we tend to look outwards for resolution. We see people’s happiness as ‘having it all together’. Like when you are transitioning into a new phase of life or new position, or perhaps looking for opportunities to work. And you ask the question, “why not me?” “Who am I?”. You feel an anxiety when someone asks you to tell them about yourself. Shame is part of life, but rather than looking down on yourself, learn to focus on what is working and live life with gratitude.

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Shame is empty

Shame is heavy

Shame is weak

Shane creates clouds beyond my vision

 

Shame has mouth

That swallows me

And chew me up in its belly

 

Shame transforms my shape

And makes me small

Shred me into tiny pieces

 

Shame has a song

A voice that rings like a bell

Every time I try to heal

 

Shame mocks my dirty hands

Bent back to work

In hope for growth through the sweat

 

Shame holds me back

As I try to see

Beyond my circumstance

 

Shame has nails

That act as claws

And hinge my every movement

 

Shame has a soft voice

Whispers

That fill me with lies and deceit

 

Shame takes over

And try to control

The will power to believe

 

Oh take your hold away

For I am tired of weeping

I am weary

 

For discomfort covers me

As clothing wrapped around me

And lock my ability to move

 

©Kihek

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