Even after all these decades of living, I’m still learning about shame. About the power it can have over us. About how it can get tangled up with guilt, and embarrassment, and how we might not even recognize that what we’re truly feeling is shame.
But one thing I know is this: shame can be destructive and devastating.
When I started to realize how, far too often, I felt shame (even when I thought I was feeling embarrassment or guilt instead), I started to become more intentional and deliberate about being on the lookout for shame – and not giving it a foothold.
As a reminder to myself and others, I took a photo of a small part of one of my much-larger canvases where I play with acrylic paint, and I made a shame-free zone printable.
It’s yours if you’d like to print it out. As with the other printables on the blog (you can find those here – be sure to go back to the “older posts” to see them all) there’s no charge, nothing to sign up for, no strings attached. Just download and print as you wish. The file is in .pdf format, which you can resize to suit your needs.
The link to get it is here.
Or just click on the printable’s photo below to get the file.
Treat yourself – and others – with kindness and gentleness and grace… not shame.