Guilt is a terrible thing.
It can suck all the life from you.
It can make you wonder how you can ever let yourself be happy again.
You did something wrong that had awful consequences. You made a terrible mistake.
The question is, how long will you beat yourself up for it? How long do you punish yourself?
How much pain is enough to atone for your mistake?
Only you know. But at some point, you must move on with life, or else guilt will destroy you.
I’m sure there are many ways…and you have to search within yourself to find what works for you.
Maybe there is something you can do to make things right, or at least better. If so, do it.
In my case, I had to accept there is nothing I can do and I will never know the actual outcome.
Then, I looked for the lesson…what exactly was the mistake I made that caused the problem? What could I have done differently? What will I do in the future if I’m in a similar situation?
Take the lesson. Write it down. Sink it into your heart and mind. And then forgive yourself.
You have paid enough for your mistake.
Release it to your past and let it go. Keep the lesson, but release the past. It is over. There is no use thinking about it over and over, torturing yourself. Just decide you have paid enough. And be done. Choose to be free.
Every moment is a chance to start anew.
Choose to make a new start and continue to become the person you want to be.