Instead of illuminating and inspiring us to make positive, powerful, effective change in ourselves in the world, shame only paralyzes us and makes us small. It often lies to us: causing us to take on responsibility for other people's actions, repressing our power and talents, exaggerating our foibles, and hiding from us our real areas of growth.
Today, be willing to see shame wherever it may be hiding, lingering, or going for an all out attack. Turn that shame over to Love. Ask for Love's help in seeing yourself and situations clearly. Be willing to see yourself through the eyes of Love. Be willing to be bigger, braver, and more humble.