Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts The Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection is written by Edward T. Welch
He starts by saying ‘I hate shame.’
‘I know there is a place for it. Utter Shamelessness is not what we are after. I have learned much through the shame I’ve experienced…But I still hate it; I hate how pervasive it is, how it stalks in disguise beneath so many modern problems. Look under anger, fear, even guilt, and you will find a root of shame..’
I can relate to the paragraph above from personal experience as well as from working for many years in counselling. It was also evident in my clients battling addictions. Shame is ubiquitous; it is obstructive and destructive. If you can identify with shame and would like to understand it and gain insight into how to untangle from the fruits of shame, this will be a good place to start.