Never Enough and Always Too Much
by Sarah on December 2, 2018
Let’s dive straight in to some #realtalk about shame, shall we?
Shame holds us in its vise grip of Never Enough and Always Too Much. On one side it tells us that we’ll never be enough, do enough, have enough, to be worthy of love and belonging.
On the other side it tells us that if we speak up, express ourselves, take a risk, or put something out there, we’ll be too much and push away the possibilities of connection and empathy.
What drives these overwhelming feelings is the belief that there is something deeply, and inherently, wrong with who we are and if we expose this weakness to others we’ll be rejected or abandoned.
This topic is certainly taboo in our culture. It’s hard to talk about, but we all have it. We can’t get rid of shame, yet we can become resilient to it. But, not if we keep it silent and in the shadows. Acknowledging shame and talking about it cuts off its power. We become empowered when we learn how to move toward it with acceptance and curiosity.
If this resonates with you, I invite you to join me for The Daring Way™, a 12-week online course with personalized coaching from me. The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, a leading shame, vulnerability and courage researcher.
The method was developed to help us learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead. I have been a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF) for almost 5 years now. This is one of the more life-changing processes I’ve taken people through and I’d love for you to join us.