Shame Can’t Survive The Light

“Shame craves the darkness. To overcome it, bring your past into the light and own it.”

Rich Roll

I’m terrified.

I don’t want to post this episode.

But hiding in the dark never helped me. Neither repression nor denial ever helped anyone.

In order to grow, we need to honestly confront our past. Understand it. Then own it.

Because you can’t save your ass if you’re trying to save face.

Today I shine a light on an episode of my past that still causes me shame.

Because shame can’t survive the light.

I’m terrified.

I feel fragile. I feel vulnerable. And that’s why I must post this episode.

Because I need to walk my talk. Because embracing vulnerability ultimately leads to strength.

Because shame can’t survive the light.

I can’t say I look forward to your thoughts on this one. But go ahead. Post your comments anyway.

Peace + Plants,


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Production, music & sound design by Tyler Piatt. Additional production by Chris Swan. Graphic art by Shawn Patterson. End song Inside City written and performed by Julie Piatt (aka SriMati), accompanied by our sons Tyler & Trapper Piatt.


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