Recently, I’ve been part of a number of scenarios that left me feeling mortified. Capricorn is most inclined to to having this experience. Public image and all.
You can embarrass yourself, but sometimes your humiliation comes at the hands of another. This can be intentional on their part, but it can be also be innocent, accidental, coincidental or whatever. The shame lands on you, just because you’re there and it lands on you. No one can really say why, other than it happened.
The latter situation applies in this case. It’s such a horrible feeling. It’s like being hit with a stick, so hard I’m knocked off my feet. I’ve been caught speechless and clueless as to what to do with these feelings, which I experience, viscerally. By that, I mean I feel them in my physical body. My arms ache. My head spins…
Well then someone told me I could offer up these times I feel mortified, since I can’t stop them. BINGO! I instantly knew what she meant.
Someone has to be mortified. If it’s me, then someone else is spared. I understand this due to my background. It’s funny how you know something but have to be told again.
Try this, the next time you feel mortified in public. Endure it so that someone else doesn’t have to. Since seeing it in this light, I’ve been able to process my feelings, quickly.
How do you deal with intense public humiliation?