When did you last have a moment when you felt shame?
Shame is a feeling of embarrassment or humiliation that arises from the perception of having done something dishonorable, immoral, or improper. People who experience shame usually try to hide what they feel ashamed of.
Many of us carry shame from our childhood. Maybe we did something that embarrassed us, and when we think about it now, the shame resurfaces. As a child, Lili always felt ashamed because she was different. She is Asian and grew up in a Latino country. For Shannon, as a child, shame emaciated from her body. She never felt good enough because of the information she had gotten from other people.
In this episode, we’ll unpack our experiences with the energy of shame from our childhood to how we’ve been experiencing it in our adulthood and how we are dealing with it. We’ll also look at how we become perpetrators of shame and how to avoid it.
Listen in to learn a thing or two.
Key Talking Points of the Episode:
[00:25] What is shame?
[00:46] Shannon’s experience with the energy of shame
[08:05] Lili’s experience with shame
[11:51] How Shannon deals with shame
[26:49] Dealing with shame
[35:18] Recognizing shame in your body and space
Magical Quotes from the Episode:
“One of the underlying reasons that we feel shame is the fear of being judged by others, and judging ourselves.”
“I think if you look at shame as a punishment, then it’s heavy.”
“One of the things that I found helpful around whenever I’m feeling shame is to bring a little bit more self-acceptance.”
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