Episode #85: Why Do We Blame Ourselves for Not Being Able to Stop? Tackling Self Blame in Addiction Recovery

Sep 14, 2019

Episode #85: Why Do We Blame Ourselves for Not Being Able to Stop? Tackling Self Blame in Addiction Recovery

You, yourself, as much as anyone else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha

Self-blame is one of the most toxic forms of emotional abuse. It amplifies our perceived inadequacies, whether real or imagined, and paralyzes us before we can even begin to move forward.

One factor that significantly contributes to our system of self-blame is the failure to recognize our own humanity. We are, on the one hand, perfect beings. On the other hand, we are very much human beings – perfect in spirit, not so perfect in our humanness. Yet, rather than holding space or acknowledging this abiding double-edged aspect of the human condition, we often dwell in the illusion of our perfectionism or, at the very least, our need to be right.

Enjoy!  xoxo Lynn

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