Wakati mwingine tukitaka kutambulika hatuna budi kuweka mbele aibu ya heshima yetu.
Ukitaka kutambulika usione aibu.
Resiliency is the body’s internal response to a stressful situation.
—Asa Don Brown
Soul, if you want to learn secrets, your heart must forget about shame and dignity. You are God’s lover, yet you worry what people are saying.
Every child that receives life advice should keep in mind that in every parent’s past, there’s leftover booze and contraceptives.
Every morning I look in the mirror and remind myself: “No one owes you sh*t!” In this way, I am never disappointed. Never placing blame.
We’re not broken. We’re not in the wrong bodies. We’re not inadequate. We’re not lesser. We’re not unwanted. We’re not fraudulent. We’re not undesirable. That’s all just a set of lies we tell to soothe...
We’re animals. No shame, no guilt – no sin…
Aftera brief silence, Kenzie said, “Don’t you believe in second chances?”The room seemed a little colder, a little darker, as if a shadow had passed over the sun. “Sonny Lee always said, ‘Fool me once,...
—Cinda Williams Chima
Posing the question: does the god of love use underarm deodorant, vaginal spray and fluoride toothpaste?
She’s not ashamed of loving, although those she’s loved are few in number; it was/is sweet and true. She’s only ashamed she used love as an excuse.
There is no shame in asking for help; it is one the most courageous things you’ll ever do and will lead to greater connection with those around you.
Fool me once; fool me twice; but shame on me if you fool me thrice.
I would like to be without shame. I would like to be shameless. I would like to be ignorant. Then I would not know how ignorant I was.
Changes in Relationship with others:It is especially hard to trust other people if you have been repeatedly abused, abandoned or betrayed as a child. Mistrust makes it very difficult to make friends, and to be...
But yester-night I prayed aloud In anguish and in agony, Up-starting from the fiendish crowd Of shapes and thoughts that tortured me: A lurid light, a trampling throng, Sense of intolerable wrong, And whom I...
My hands are of your colour; but I shame To wear a heart so white.
I can’t get myself to say what happened next. I cannot cope with even thinking about this let alone living with it.””It is so degrading and I try to forget, it hurts so much because...
Pip, dear old chap, life is made of ever so many partings welded together, as I may say, and one man’s a blacksmith, and one’s a whitesmith, and one’s a goldsmith, and one’s a coppersmith....
The shame that tormented me was all the more corrosive for having no very clear origin: I didn’t know why I felt so tainted, and worthless, and wrong-only that I did, and whenever I looked...
Creativity is the highest form of intelligence. Over time, after developing a more advanced creative brain, I started feeling that my college education was more so something to be ashamed of rather than something to...
status quo” on the other, they are often in balance. Change is hard. We tend to accept our condition and no matter how painful, we will not change until the balancing scale is tipped –...
—David W. Earle
The wicked fear the good, because the good are a constant reproach to their consciences. The ungodly like religion in the same way that they like lions, either dead or behind bars; they fear religion...
—Fulton J. Sheen
Why is it a shame for me to cause them to die and try to exterminate them, tell me? You did not talk that way when you used to come to my house in Jeanne-d’Arc...
If we keep our heads down, either out of defeat or loss or shame or tiredness… whatever the reason, we are going to miss the beautiful sun (and Son) that is right there in front...
So I let my shame own me, kill me, wilt me away into a thousand dead flakes, knowing if I kept it all in, she would never have to learn the dirtiness that was forever...
There is no shame in darkness.
Look: the trees exist; the houseswe dwell in stand there stalwartly. Only wepass by it all, like a rush of air.And everything conspires to keep quiet about us,half out of shame perhaps, half out of...
As I digest what words I speak, I consume more wisely.
Ivanov: No, my clever young thing, it’s not a question of romance. I say as before God that I will endure everything – depression and mental illness and ruin and the loss of my wife...
If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.
Don’t stay too long in the shame-filled grounds of relapse. Fertile soil awaits your return and your recoverying.
When I learned about the gray existing between the black and white of absolute terms, I began to experience more peace. The more I expanded my gray areas (more than 50 shades), the more peace...
Humility and shame have been confused. Humility is knowing that you know nothing for sure and shame is someone having to tell you.
Shame was an emotion he had abandoned years earlier. Addicts know no shame. You disgrace yourself so many times you become immune to it.
I come home that morning, after I been fired, and stood outside my house with my new work shoes on. The shoes my mama paid a month’s worth a light bill for. I guess that’s...
I don’t think closeted homosexual morticians have the market cornered on self-loathing or sense of shame.
each hour is a room of shame, and I amswimming, swimming, holding my head up,smiling, joking, ashamed, ashamed,like being naked with the clothed, or beinga child, having to try to behavewhile hating the terms of...
Recovering is a process of coming to experience a sense of self. More precisely, it is a process of learning to sense one’s self, to attune to one’s subjective physical, psychic, and social self- experience....
A body can’t run from what they done. They carry it with them inside. It fester and spread like poison if it’s buried. It gotta be out in the air where it can heal.
Embarrassing facts, those would really help our children remember their classroom lessons better.
Cynicism is often the shamefaced product of inexperience.
Even with the very best of intentions, even with the ambition of making the world a better place, when we cast judgment upon people whose lifestyles, beliefs, or predilections we dislike, we add to the...
To know that we are only angels weighed down by filth, free of guilt? The bacteria in our bellies are responsible for the farts which shame us, tiny monsters shitting in their billions all over...
try-angle”. You may fail if you try, but shame unto you if you don’t try at all. If you fail…rise up and try again and again!
I took some naked pictures the other day. I don’t feel shamed, but I do feel remorse over having to steal the whole camera to get the pictures.
There is no shame in strategic retreat if it lets you remain strong enough to go after the enemy later.
Do not ever get agitated by provoking thoughts and actions. Always keep your calm. This will shame the alien.
—Lailah Gifty Akita
I’d never undetstood how Hana Could lie so often and easily. But just like anyhting else, lying becomes easier the more you do it.
In my view, suicide is not really a wish for life to end.’What is it then?’It is the only way a powerless person can find to make everybody else look away from his shame. The...
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