Delia Yeager

Separations

Whose Shame Are You Carrying?

When you do something wrong, you are guilty. Guilt is not an emotion. You are guilty no matter how you feel about it, or rationalize it. When you do something wrong, you are guilty of wrong doing. But we have gotten so muddied up about wrongdoing, we obscure it by saying we feel guilty, when in fact we feel shame. Guilt and shame go hand in hand as course corrections, but we tend to want to run away from these useful signs of the need for course correction, because of the misuse and overuse of shame in our culture. Shame…
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Energy, Freedom, Guilt, Liberation, Separations, Shame