Last week I became awkwardly aware of shame and its effect on the Western culture. Oh yeah, I’d had my run-ins with shame throughout the years, but wisdom from three different sources indicates it’s something very dangerous to the evolution of our collective Soul. Shame is like a virus that attacks our body of affairs whenever we are tired, weak or haven’t been taking good care of ourselves. What’s the cure for shame? God. (What would you expect a minister to say?) But really – Get hot with your religion and the virus of shame is burned away.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama