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Dethroning the Voice of Shame

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

feelings of shameWriting in his diary in 1892 at the height of the Russian Industrial Age, Leo Tolstoy observed, “Life cannot have any other purpose than joy and goodness. Only this purpose – joy- is ultimately worthy of life.” We can identify that goodness and beauty with unending joy can prevail in the face of monumental shame that releases a myriad of unsettling human emotions.Read the rest →

Thoughts on Love, Fear, Shame and God — Part III

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rgottleib-frameBy Robert Gottlieb:

Shame and fear are like a fungus. They live off of garbage, thrive in the darkness and begin to grow on you over time.

Whether it be to a teacher, brother, sister, boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, or to God — admitting weaknesses and needs is hard and takes courage.… Read the rest →