What is Guilt, Anyhow?
- Wednesday, 20 April 2011
"Guilt is the act of one making up or buying into what one "should do", and then beating oneself up about not doing it. Remember that by buying into that paradigm, it perpetuates the idea that you could possibly be responsible for anyone else's response to your actions. Why feel guilty when owning it, learning & forgiveness exist at the same time?" Jennifer Hough
I love the saying that a mind can only contain one thought at a time. You can feel guilty or you could learn and forgive, if that is what's called for. Others can mirror our guilt by also blaming us and this is a cycle where no one wins. It perpetuates a world where nobody is ever responsible for how they respond to an event or for the interesting learnings life has in store.
Your flow: How about this instead: Know that anything in your flow will feel good or 'right.' Relinquish your parents, your sisters, brothers, teachers and everyone from being responsible for how you feel and own how you've responded to any event. Take your power back. You can't change another. You are not in their body, you are in yours. And for good reason!
Let Go of the Oars: The Universe is infinitely wise, so it would be infinitely weird if it created a world where we were responsible for others' feelings. Who would ever be happy? We have free will, and we get to be powerful in our responses to all of life's events. Be conscious of your actions, come from love and others will feel it and still their minds will interpret it how they may. World peace here we come!
Onward and outward! Woo hoo, we've all forgotten our magnificence occasionally and I forgive myself and now I remember. Life rocks!