Often in our culture, we view perfectionism as something to be praised. We see those who constantly go above and beyond, who cross all their ‘t”s and dot all their ‘i”s, who always have to be and present the best, as people to be praised and examples to be followed. However, what I learned through my own journey with perfectionism is that perfectionism is not something to aspire to, but something to heal. That lying underneath all that perfection is shame, telling us that we have to be “better than” in order to be “good enough.” And like all the other messages of shame, it’s a lie. In this fourth video of my Shame Series, I discuss why perfection is the mask of shame, the negative effects it has on our lives, and what we can do to begin heal it, and return ourselves to our own love. Enjoy!
Known as The Soul Medicine Man, Jerome Braggs is a healer and spiritual guide, whose healing abilities and spiritual wisdom were gained through a mystical rite of passage. His journey taught him what it really takes to heal, to live well, and to flourish. And now his work in the world is to share what he’s learned, in hopes that it helps others do the same.