Dealing With Embarrassment

22 August 2017

When I was doing dreamwork today I learned from a dream that because I can easily deal with a high degree of what could potentially be embarrassing, I end up getting myself into unusual and somewhat unpredictable situations.

The key to dealing with a high degree of what could potentially be embarrassing is to remember that a lot of what we consider embarrassing in one culture is normal and common in another culture. It is only social conditioning which leads us to consider one thing or another embarrassing.

Having a healthy sense of shame is good of course and it keeps us within bounds of moral integrity.

But it’s good to have some caution around this to be sure that fear of being embarrassed is not stopping progress or development. Sometimes in order to greatly grow there is a degree of risk involved and the potential of being embarrassed must be faced.

When someone challenges their limits and is willing to risk being mocked or ridiculed then they can also discover that they have a lot to offer the world and can uplift others in a variety of ways. Instead of being mocked or ridiculed, they can be respected and applauded.

We never truly know the outcome of our actions. All we can do is try and see how far the act of trying can get us. Facing the fear of embarrassment is just one of the many ways to develop this skill and keep growing increasing degrees of capacity!

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