Guilt is saying "I did something wrong."
Shame is saying "I am wrong."
Know the difference, so you know how to tackle them.
Guilt is a signal that you've broken a moral code and you need to re-evaluate and make peace with, or change, your action.
Shame is deep-rooted in the shadows and is based on a story you tell yourself about yourself, which is most likely inaccurate.
Guilt can be removed by integrity and value-based decisions, or guilt can live on, more comfortably, by reframing it as a healthy compass.
We don't always need to feel comfortable. Uncomfortable feelings are allowed.
Shame, on the other hand, isn't just uncomfortable, it's painful and harmful, and can only be removed by shining a light on it - out loud.
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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