Letting Go of Guilt
filed in New Beginnings on Mar 18, 2007
I often hear women and men going through a relationship breakup tell me they feel guilt and cannot let it go. So, why does this particular emotion take up so much of ones thinking? Guilt is part of the negative internal dialog we often acquire during childhood. Your critical inner voice that keeps you beliveing you are not enough. It must be silenced because guilt serves no purpose.
It does not help or nourish your relationship with yourself nor with others. Guilt does not accomplish anything, it keeps you busy feeling bad about yourself. It is not a trait that is admired, it only leads you to undermining your success; It does not promote forgiveness, it causes you to stay stuck.
When you find yourself thinking or feeling guilt immediately connect to your heart and bring compassion to yourself. The same compassion you would bring to a child that might be frightened and unsure of themselves.