Sagacious words

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. ~ Khalil Gibran

Saturday, 24 March 2012

'Shame, the swampland of the soul... secrecy, silence and judgement...empathy is the antidote to shame...'

'You cannot talk about race, without talking about privilege and when people talk about privilege, they get paralysed by shame..'

I like this woman's words a lot, extremely interesting...because I'm a weak person and I don't know how to hide.
A long time ago, I decided that life was too short to be paralysed by shame.  There is so much in the world, in our lives which causes shame and everytime I encounter it, I hear a child's voice scream, no!  Shame is the symptom, not the cause and symptoms, can be overcome.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Agatha Christie

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