Of your life and your biz, If you’re not in control, Then tell me who is? You have brains in your head, You have choices galore, You have hands on your arms, You have feet on the floor. So excuses are easy, And your stories are quaint, And your hind end’s for sitting, But your life surely ain’t. So decide what you want, Or you’re destined to lose, If you don’t take charge, Someone else gets to choose! Steve Dahl Copyright 2013
Brene Brown’s research and writing on the impact of shame on our lives inspired me to write this piece. Her bottom line to getting over the shame so many of us feel is simply to speak it. Hidden shame is lasting shame. Speaking of shame is the healing of shame. So, let’s try it out! What do you think?
My Shameful StoryThe shame I’ve buried deep inside, Festers there – it’s still alive, It is not buried deep enough, To hide me from my ugly stuff. I know it’s in there, playing dead, Imperfection in my head, It keeps me small controls my heart, This shame could tear my life apart. I can’t control my shameful story, All its pain and all its gory, I cannot lose this shameful cloud, Until I speak my truth aloud. One cannot beat my shame to death, It never takes a final breath, To beat my shame, it must be heard, And banished with my spoken word. Copyright 2013 Steve Dahl
Copyright 2013 Steve Dahl
I got the idea for that little ditty after watching Werner Herzog’s video on CNN about texting and driving. The above is actually a comment I left on the site after seeing a bunch of idiots defend texting and driving. If you really don’t think texting and driving is dangerous, watch this…