The feeling of shame is one of the most overpowering feelings you can ever experience. The definition of the emotion implies that you had to have done something, therefore, you feel humiliated or embarrassed. I'm sure we've all been there after doing something out of character, and you end up feeling shameful.
We're living in the future, where we can look at our phones, and get anything we want. We buy clothes online, socialize there as well, we now order cars to come get us from any location to our destinations if you're like me and you hate driving. The internet has indeed made the world very small. We can converse with a person from a different country, and develop a relationship without ever meeting in person. It's quite exhilarating. It is all-new, exciting, and a bit scary.
At the start of this year, I decided I wanted to try yoga. My reasoning was nothing but shallow. I wanted to improve my flexibility and shed a few kilos, and that was it. What I didn't expect was the transformation it will have on my well-being. Here’s a list of all the lessons I learned from yoga that has seeped into my daily life.
I think when I look back at my life, I have always been single. During my teen years, I befriended guys so I could figure them out so that I wouldn't be "played." I was obsessed with outsmarting boys; a relationship wouldn't have worked. Considering the traumatic events that occurred in my childhood, I could never let another person in. I chose solitude because it was safer. I didn't have to explain my scars to anyone else. Hell, I didn't even acknowledge those very scars to myself.
Not all heroes wear capes, most certainly not mine. Here's Hugh Masekela, born and raised in South Africa, who became one of the most famous South African jazz exports to the world.
"Heal your trauma" has become my personal mantra. I can tell people close to me are sick of hearing it, but I won't stop saying it because I believe in the truth of this statement.