What do guilt and shame have in common? What is the difference between guilt and shame? What is the connection between internalized oppression and shame? Where does forgiveness fit in? How can we heal guilt and shame, and practice radical self-acceptance?
We cannot both be alive and be innocent. Being alive means compromising the lives of others, and so what is innocence? This is true at the level of the nourishment we consume, at the level of carbon footprint, at the level of global trade and resource use. Is innocence possible? How can we step into a right relationship with life and the price it exacts? What answers can neuroscience bring us, and how can we carry our burdens of responsibility and of life in ways that are conscious and supportive?