“The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Courage to Change says that shame is hating ourselves for something we did or didn’t do in the past. Think about that. Being upset about the past to the extent that we can’t feel good about ourselves today. This distorted thinking poisons our lives, and no one can eradicate the shame we live with except us.
Take this challenge with me. Let’s make today the day we finally, once and for all, let go of every perceived mistake we’ve ever made in our lives – they no longer serve us.
Join me in writing down all our mistakes. Every bad decision we think we’ve made. Every missed opportunity we think we could have had. Everything we think we did wrong. All this negativity we’ve been hanging onto. Now let’s set that paper on fire, while saying “I forgive me”, until all those mistakes that caused us guilt, shame and regret are gone.
Now we can celebrate our newfound freedom. Today we begin our lives shame-free. ILML!