Shame is so powerful yet it is an elemental force in our psyche. If we “have no shame” will find ourselves knee-deep in psychopathy but if we are overwhelmed with shame we will find ourselves cowering through life like the two characters at the counter in this old Saturday Night Live skit. Watching this skit is almost too painful as it resurrects old recordings in the depths of my soul. But, it is just so funny! And, having our haunts laughed at can be helpful as it helps us look at them openly.(http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/brenda-the-waitress/n9922)
For my international readers, if you are not familiar with SNL, you should check out the clips on You Tube. They are so funny and so insightful about our culture, including our dark and ugly side. I hope you enjoy this one.