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finite. needy. prone to mistakes.

I came to see that the core of all my problems was my sense of inadequacy . . . At that time I didn’t understand shame . . . in my grandiosity I was either superhuman (exceptional) or inhuman (wormlike.) I was never first human. If I tried to be more than human (shameless) I would end up less than human (shame-full)… To be shameless…

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I See You

“Evil was defined as the use of power to destroy the spiritual growth of others for the purpose of defending and preserving the integrity of their own sick selves.”

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Creative Shame Reduction Experiment 5: “Why Buddhism is True”

1. If we were going to tell you something about yourself that will be important, and helpful, it would be that you were onto something when you started emptying big words of their meaning. Words like love, time, person. And also, ignore everyone. 2. It’s possible that the shame is a priori. That the shame was in me first. I moved up to it the…

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Creative Shame Reduction Experiment 4: Internal Family Systems

Visual aids and goodies from last week’s session with Kimberlee Auerbach Berlin. (a wonderful guest! thank you Kimmi!) 1. here’s a photo of the pulaski skyway 2. here’s a story i wrote seven years ago about that experience i had on the bus in india traveling from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai. i updated the ending. When I was traveling in India I bought myself two bus…

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Creative Shame Reduction Experiment, Trial 2

“Suicide is the ultimate act of Shame,” me “Suicide is an act of Violent Narcissism,” mike (quotes from last night’s conversation with Mike Schmidt, Qi Gong teacher and Energy Healer) Our chat was on Facebook Live, on my Boo Trundle page. I was going to post it here but I don’t think I will. I took it down from Facebook, for lots of reasons. It…

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