Chapter 1 addresses the issue of scarcity in our culture. I don’t know about you, but this resonates with me deeply. The tapes that play “not ______ enough” in my own head are maddening.
Worrying about scarcity is our culture’s version of post-traumatic stress. It happens when we’ve been through too much, and rather than coming together to heal (which requires vulnerability), we’re angry and scared and at each other’s throats (Daring Greatly, p. 27).
I guess this book study is my little attempt to “come together to heal”- I hope you are at least beginning to experience a little relief in knowing that you’re not alone in your human experience of shame and vulnerability. I know I am.
Questions for discussion
1) Are you aware of your “never ______ enough” thoughts? Do they show up some times more than others?
2) How do you come out of that place? Do you have a ritual or practice?
A note about our meet-up that was scheduled for this Friday: There were several of you who could not meet this Friday, so I am actually going to post this Friday’s discussion on Chapter 2 as a blog post in lieu of meeting in person. Poo!