Scum Of The Earth!

By Sumitra Burton.   My first thought upon waking when I was sick recently was, SCUM OF THE EARTH! It had been a way-too-short sleep in a series of similar nights due to being ill with a sinus infection, and I felt wretched. The words “scum of the earth” seemed to describe me in that…

Broken Hallelujah

By Colm Burgoyne.   A tight, controlling anger, with a secretive, yet rapidly responsive mind in defence of its vulnerability, is the thread that my inner looking has been directing me towards much of the day. I take my time, as I know from experience that rushing inquiry leaves me open to bypassing the more…

On Shame and Sharing

By Fiona Robertson.   “The shame of being me was a frequent visitor during my dark night…It felt shameful to have all these feelings. The shame was difficult to feel, not least because it felt endemic to my whole being. Every cell of my body, every memory, felt shaped by humiliation. It had misshapen my…

Shame

By Colm Burgoyne. Shame is splitting me open – in a loving, beautiful, sometimes sad and painful way. It’s been here, hiding under my skin, most of my life.  I say loving and beautiful because compassion and self care arises when it is met as it is. And sad because of the sadness that surfaces…