Shame and the Art of Living FullyShame makes a small man give up a lot of time smearing over and covering his rough edges. Robert Henri from The Art Spirit

Why invest in beliefs if you aren’t even sure they’re worth believing? That kind of thinking is at the root of where shame — one of the worst, most self-defeating emotions known to man — resides.

I define shame as a negative emotion that combines feelings of dishonor, unworthiness and embarrassment, or a cause of regret or disappointment.

Shame is also a powerful emotion that makes people feel “small,” as if somehow they are less worthy as a human being, particularly when someone uses it as a weapon to knowingly harm others.

In my video, I discuss shame, the destruction it can do to people tall and small, and what it is not: A collection of human imperfections, or as Robert Henri calls them rough edges.

Rough edges inspire people to learn, to grow, to explore, to evolve. Without them in our lives, we would have no stories, no journeys, no meaning.

If you’ve been struggling with shame, I urge you to watch my video to learn how to embrace those rough edges as milestones for growth and to feel unconditional love for yourself and others.

Love and chi,