Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Guilt signifies when we did something wrong and helps us to be accountable for it. Thus, the bad feeling we identify as guilt, is a gift- one that teaches us what to not to do wrong doing again. To feel guilty because of what others believe as "wrong or bad" is waste of energy and time. Insist on feeling guilty when a real mistake has been made. Cast aside "guilt trips" as they are judgments of right and wrong and someone else's mandate to feel bad. However, own your mistakes and make your guilt a sweet reminder of your human vulnerability. Let your self feel bad only long enough to grow and learn from your mistake.