MOVE BEYOND SHAME, BLAME AND CRITICISM AND BREATHE THE POWER OF HEALTH, PEACE AND LOVE: August 10, 2020

“We’re used to shame, blame, and criticism as our companions.

Self-compassion practices are relevant to easing our suffering and enable us to become self-reflective without beating up on ourselves.”

Gail Parker,
from Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma

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“[A]ll human beings, regardless of race and ethnicity, need and want to love, be loved, and to feel safe. When those needs are frustrated, people become fearful. If they remain fearful long enough, they become angry. Prolonged periods of anger can morph into hatred, and once that happens, you lose touch with the human need for love, kindness, and compassion and begin to act out of hatred. People who act out of hatred tend to demonize difference, making it evil, awful, and wrong, and that just reinforces fear.”

Gail Parker, from Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress
and Trauma

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Great! You nailed it with understanding how we must move beyond s.b.c..

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