Today’s message is a very important one, and it’s one that we all need to embrace. Everyone messes up at some point, some more than others. If you have messed up in the past, there’s a good chance you will mess up again because humans are born with the ability to make spectacular mistakes! Dragging around guilt and self-criticism is not healthy and utterly pointless. You won’t be a better person who never messes up again for feeling guilty or bad about yourself, but you will rob yourself of your ability to bounce back.
Guilt, shame, and self-criticism are some of the most destructive forces in your life, which is why forgiving yourself is one of the most powerful things you can do.
An easy way to let go of something that you feel badly about is to try this simple exercise. Repeat the following: “Holding onto my bad feelings about this does nothing but harm me, and others I care about. It’s preventing me from enjoying my life fully. I am an awesome person. I choose to enjoy my life and I choose to let this go.” Start each day by repeating this phrase until you feel free of the guilt or bad feeling.
It might take a week, or a month or a year, but at some point, you will let go of things that still haunt you from your past.
Something to Think About
We all make mistakes. It’s how you handle it that makes all the difference.
Think of something that you are carrying around and let it go!
Words of Wisdom
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” ? Oscar Wilde
“The truth is unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ? Steve Maraboli
“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” ? Rita Mae Brown
“True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.” ? Oprah Winfrey