Guilt erodes everything good. It erodes our confidence. It erodes our compassion especially for ourself. It also erodes our sense of wellbeing. So how can we reduce our guilt? The first thing is to recognize it. Then we can tell ourself, “I don’t need you anymore.” Reflect on the deficits of guilt – how it not only harms you but also those around you. Show it the “back door.” Imagine it embodied as a cloud drifting across the sky and totally dissolving.
Guilt is another thief. It robs us of our self-confidence and inner peace. It whittles away our feelings of self worth. It makes us feel little, unimportant, and weak. We crumble to the size of […]
Sometimes things go wrong. This is normal. But in Tibetan there is a saying, “nine times failing, and nine times trying again.” This is a very practical approach to failure, free of guilt. Failure feels […]