@Reina i recently went trough my poetry archive, and I was surprised how many poems mention or deal with guilt or shame. Certainly think that's related to my religious upbringing. Everything good I did, wasn't my doing, but praise God. Everything bad, wasn't Gods fault but mine, and I should pray for forgiveness. Hard to build a healthy selfesteem inside of that.
Yeah... I had to come to this same conclusion. I spent a lot of time trying to learn how to think lowly enough of myself, because that's what I thought humility and properly glorifying God meant. I'm now trying to unlearn all that, learn to love myself and trying to understand that God loves me. It's hard for me to understand the balance of a proper self esteem that is not pridefulness. Which is my tendency anyway, I'm a very all-or-nothing thinker...
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