Into the light

Something shifted yesterday. Something was different.

Through writing and recording the blogs I’ve realised that the shame of my past is diminishing. This post is about the way in which we all worry that “One Day They are Going to Find me Out”. But now I realise that  all my life I had this fear that people would find out the real me. I don’t mind (so much) now that people will find out about me.

Also I’m beginning to understand that the shame I experience isn’t my shame at all. It’s the shame of society. Perhaps this insight means that it’s not my responsibility, alone, to carry this burden.

When you’ve listened to my audio you might like to read what Aui says too about “learning to weep”

https://writingandalcohol.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/learn-to-weep/#comment-283

 

PS The photo was taken in Derbyshire on an early morning walk with my dogs one winter.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. amommasview says:

    You are the victim and not the abuser. You should never feel shame. You were robbed of so many things. Be proud that you are here, still here! Be proud that you speak up! Be proud of yourself!

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  2. Serena Bradshaw says:

    My thanks Grace. You know the word “Tapestry” comes to mind. All our themes and lives are interwoven. Our journey’s are interwoven. For example Aui’s post on learning to weep was produced today too.

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  3. Definitely not your burden at all, nor your shame. It is hard to unload after carrying other’s burdens for so long. (for me)
    I find so many rich resources here!

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