Shame: The Ultimate Inspirer

I’m reading a great book called, “Shame: The Ultimate Inspirer” by G.S. Duene.

It says that we are deplorable self-destructive creatures headed toward a moral abyss. The sooner we see our feeble worthlessness, the quicker we become disgusted with ourselves, and start to do something about it.

Duene suggested we first take a thorough moral inventory of our life. I had my eyes opened when I saw that I couldn’t remember the last time I showered. I was wondering why people preferred to remain at least eight feet from me. I became nauseous to myself. I began to feel “the basic worthlessness” that the author speaks about.

After a morning of deep shaming, I attempted a venture toward my bathroom for a shower. It was hard because I was disliking myself so much that I thought I wasn’t worth being washed. This created greater shame and the derisive inspiration soon brought me under the shower head.

I turned on the water and cleaned myself. I dried myself off. I felt proud of my efforts. I knew the book was kicking in properly when I began to feel lousy and despicable about the current utter filth of my shower.

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