Awareness of shame
an excerpt from Live Beautifully: A Book to Sit With, by Doris Wedige
Reflections on advice from a friend…
Many years ago a friend game me some great advice, but I didn't understand it at the time.
My family had been treated poorly by people we loved dearly. When I saw my friend I was overcome with sobs and sorrow. I spewed out to him in detail the horrible situation of how we had been wronged and how we were suffering.
He looked at me with strength and said, "Stop it! Let it go. Just let it go! Stop brain _____ing yourself."
I see that when I replay the scenario of being wronged over and over again, I feel more and more disconnected and the suffering grows.
When this happens I need to stop. I need to become aware when circumstances trigger fearful beliefs and emotions. I need to be aware of the story that my mind keeps replaying. I need to see the insanity.
I need to let it go. I need to find an Upper Realm thought. I need to find an Upper Realm choice of action. I need to choose instead to be a beautiful expression of creation unencumbered by the ugliness of an accumulation of old false thought and emotions.