An important aspect of taking good care of ourselves is to rid ourselves of guilt. Guilt is wrapped up with insecurity, and self-doubt, thinking we are a bad person. Yet, we are not. Guilt and insecurity are mutually supporting. In the Tibetan language there is no word for guilt. In Buddhism there is no concept for guilt, although there is shame and remorse, but these terms are free no guilt. Guilt is unhealthy for our immune, epigenetic, and other vital systems in our body. Guilt is also a disaster for our emotions and wellbeing. Convince yourself of the harms associated with guilt and the freedom associated with absence of guilt. Observe through mindfulness your inner thoughts and feelings. When you notice guilt, remember its devastation. Let it go. Try again and again. Guilt is an insidious longtime habit. Be persistent. Never give up.
As we work at reducing guilt and practicing forgiveness, wisps of gratitude begin to circle around us. These gratitude wisps come closer and enter inside us. A newfound joy erupts deep in our cells, and […]
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Self-doubt can riddle us with guilt and paralyze our actions. We are all valuable people in different ways yet we sometimes forget. Opening the heart and focusing outward towards others brings confidence and courage to […]