That moment when I discovered “what’s wrong with me” and “what’s happening”. Dealing with shame, naming it, and seeing the heart transformed. As a male latino, we’re not supposed to talk about our feelings or shame. We need to be strong. But strength comes out of being vulnerable.
“What is named, is transformed”
“But what is not transformed, gets transmitted”
Insights worth thinking about and practicing.
It’s time to name the fears. The night shadows, monsters underneath the bed…
What if we are asking the wrong questions that are based on worry and fear? We feel threatened, powerless, or in some form of danger. Our imagination is seeking questions to make sense of what is happening. Some questions are helpful to name what is happening. Others are intrusive, beguiling, or depressing.
We may not be able to fix or cure fear completely out of our lives, but we can learn to name it, endure it, and choose to trust God’s invitation to not be afraid (because God is for us, with us, and towards our purpose and potential).