Quotes of the day…February 20th

Empathy is the antidote to shame…The two most powerful words when we’re in struggle: me too.

Brené Brown

 
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There is no shame in feeling broken…Sometimes it is the breaking that leads us to the source of our own becoming. But we need not suffer alone. When you feel trauma or shame, if you feel depressed or alone — speak your truth, ask for help, insist without ceasing on the support that you need.

Jeanette LeBlanc

 

To mark today…February 20th…

To grow up bathed in shame.
Each sunrise
Struggling to crawl out to you.
Hope slipping back

I always wondered why.

Cracks appeared
Despite stretching
To reach you
Through the fog
Left alone. Numb.

I always wondered why.

Until running bare
Into the dark
Finding every door
Slammed
Sealed shut.

I stopped wondering why.

The only path
For survival
Finding
A new truth
Of my own.

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…for my mother, who would have been 90 years old today.

4 thoughts on “Quotes of the day…February 20th

  1. This is powerful – touches deep. I had a realization while reading of how deeply shame ingrains in families. As my father’s life was fading he shared with me that he bore shame (his father beat him regularly), thought that God did not love him. Like your ending – it radiates hope.

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