photo by axinia
Feeling guilty is one of the most popular problems in the Western world (not sure about the East, would be great to hear some opinions). If you keep saying “sorry” – you are in the boat!
In the Christian tradition the feeling of guilt has been forced on the poor believers as a kind of an obligation. Being a woman, for example is a sin itself, they taught. Even if it was not the message of Christ – who was the compassion personified!- still it was a handy tool to control the “sheeps”.
The myth of guilt is rooted deeply in the collective consciousness, but it is only a myth. In fact, your true self – which is the reflection of the Divine – is never guilty. It is only if you act under the spell of the ego or conditioning you commit mistakes which give you the reason to feel guilty. In fact if is only the matter of wrong identification!
Feeling guilty is convenient, one can easily hide behind this pretty excuse. Suppose you have done something wrong – no sense in going around and moaning about it. There are two healthy ways to get out of it:
- If ther is a way to change the situation – do so! Take to acton and improve it.
- If there is no way to change it – forgive yourself and forget about the whole story. What is done is done, and if you can not change it, that is it.
I am writing about it because I feel the quilt is the true killer of JOY… Felling guilty one can not be joyful, enjoy life. And this is the true crime!
The tricky thing is that it is almost impossible to get rid of feeling guilty.
And the only method I know is the experience of being the SPIRIT, dropping all the false identifications.
No mental activity will help you to get rid of it.
Based on my deeply personal experiences, I know I am not guilty!
And how about you?