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Well, Excuuuuze Me!

Experiencing the ignominy and pain of a faux pas or a social mistake is a wonderful way to learn to not take ourselves so seriously. The experience of embarrassment willingly undergone is a true pilgrim's progress of the soul. To just stand there quietly and let ourselves reverberate with the electric shock of it. It feels like we are dying. But it isn't us. It is only our fear dying. You think our fear is going to leave like a thief in the night? Nope. We handle fear by greeting it like an old friend, and letting it wash through us like a wave.

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