Shame is a common feeling that affects many people's spiritual lives by causing feelings of unworthiness and guilt. It can negatively impact one's relationship with their higher power and hinder their spiritual journey. However, there are ways to overcome shame and strengthen one's relationship with their higher power through spiritual practices such as meditation, mindfulness, education, community, and self-care.
Serving others is an invaluable part of your spiritual wellness practice. Even if you don’t identify as a member of a religion or culture that celebrates a December holiday, you can still dedicate this time to service and giving.
The Latin root of the word “compassion” means “to suffer with”. But it doesn’t just involve suffering with someone; it also involves being motivated to act as a result of suffering with someone. This brings out the paradox in exercising compassion: you act out of love for someone else by sharing their pain with them.