Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.
It’s hard to practice compassion when we’re struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance.
Our need for certainty in an endeavor as uncertain as raising children makes explicit ‘how-to-parent’ strategies both seductive and dangerous.
When you stop caring what people think, you lose your capacity for connection. When you’re defined by it, you lose our capacity for vulnerability.
Men walk this tightrope where any sign of weakness illicits shame, and so they’re afraid to make themselves vulnerable for fear of looking weak.
For me, the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It’s enough. I’m enough. My kids are enough.