Or why we try not to be ourselves.
I think many of us don't even know how much shame runs our lives. We don't realize how often we are stopped from being our best, most authentic selves because of this feeling inside.
We discussed this emotion on a mentoring call not long ago and once it was brought up and named I was able to look at my own life and see where it appears for me.
Each one of us will find it in different places depending on our life experiences.