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is guilt? It is to feel ashamed to be who you are; it is when
we are hard on ourselves when we feel we have made a mistake
or let someone down. Guilt is focusing on the one thing that
we think is a fault or problem and flogging ourselves long
after it has occurred, instead of learning from our 'mistakes,'
letting go, and feeling good about ourselves.
human has ever been, and no human will ever be perfect.
It is a blessing to be imperfect, because it is a blessing
to be human. Errors are natural. Mistakes are inevitable.
Embarrassing moments sometimes happen. When we accept that
complete perfection is impossible, we can accept ourselves,
others, and the world, exactly as is. Why should we be
afraid of this freedom?
out of such acceptance can we can actually make positive
changes, because positive changes only come out of a loving
heart. To judge oneself, others, or the world robs us of
the source of true power, and all ability to create real
don't deserve love by being perfect. There is no condition
required for us to be worthy of love. There is nothing
we must do, and nothing we must do well. This is unconditional
love, and unconditional love is a choice. We choose in
each moment whether to sink into the morass of judgment,
or whether to see our habits of negative thinking and feeling
clearly, and to refuse to indulge in them.
choose in each moment whether to be awake or asleep. Being
awake requires all of our energy, focus, and commitment.
Being asleep requires no initial energy. But dwelling on
thoughts and emotions that close our hearts always brings
us great pain. If we have fallen fast asleep, and are practicing
negativity, we may seem to get away with it for a while,
but eventually that negativity will come back to us, and
we will feel bad for it.
awake is knowing that you are fed up with being asleep,
that you are fed up with judgment of self and others, with
denying yourself, with conflict, with struggle, with drama,
with being obsessed with yourself, with being obsessed
with another, with doing work that does not fulfill us,
with being in relationships that do not support us. Being
awake is knowing that you finally deserve to rest. Being
awake is honoring the good within oneself and others without
thinking that anyone is any more than anyone else. Being
awake is choosing love, especially when we are most tempted
to be bothered.
'not see the forest through the trees' is to be hard on
ourselves for our mistakes and faults, to want to change
the way we all are, to make the past and the future important,
and to be lazy with the negativity in our minds. Seeing
the big picture involves letting go of our guilt about
being imperfect, accepting the way we all are, living in
the present, and choosing love; these are the things that
are really important, not the details of imperfection.