When our attitude or mood is a little down we must be careful. Our mind can easily turn to criticism and cynicism. We can start doubting others and doubting ourselves. During these times it is important to be very careful not to fall prey to these negative attitudes, thoughts, and emotions. If we do, we need to do something to get us back on track. When we are putting others down we are also losing our self-respect. So without guilt be very careful especially at these times. If we miss it and get swept up in negativity, no problem. It is no cause for guilt. Rather practically, next time we’ll try again.
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 […]
We all have dark shadows. Sometimes they have little influence. Other times they have much influence. Regardless, they are just shadows. They are not who we really are. Learning to separate self-criticism, guilt, and the […]
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 […]