Today, let Love bathe any places of shame with unconditional love and forgiveness. We tend to bury and deny our shame, because it makes us so uncomfortable, or wallow in it because we feel we deserve to be punished. Both of those strategies keep us stuck. Feeling Love's tender acceptance of us gives us both the humility and sense of worth to let go of the past, to see ourselves and others with new clarity, and to blossom into a fuller self.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.