Experience and Practice

My thoughts, words and actions are not who I am…they are experiences. That’s why even in my apparent shame, I can remain shameless.

Likewise, I’m aware that everyone in this world is equally untarnished by their experiences. But more importantly, I’m willing to feel what it’s like to believe in shame whenever I have the experience of believing in shame.

I no longer value analyzing it, fixing it, or asking why I’m having this “problem” (heck! I don’t even think it’s a problem anymore). As with every emotion, I allow my experience of it…even if it means I’m experiencing myself blindly acting out of that emotion.

I’ve discovered through experience and practice that willingness to go through emotion is the way for the mind to receive spontaneous, transformational bursts of clarity, insight and compassion.

In this way, it’s been revealed to my mind beyond a shadow of a doubt that shame is nothing but an erroneous perception. Yes! It’s inexplicably blissful to witness you and me in this light.


Hope Johnson offers guidance and intuitive tools that facilitate awakening and enlightenment. Please email her for more information hope@thewaytotheway.com

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