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Guilt is a heavy burden to bear, especially when it stems from the fear that drives our actions instead of the love that should guide us. Guilt stems from fear and that feeling of guilt can eat away at us, telling us that we've done something wrong or that we're not good enough. But in all honesty, we're all human, and we all struggle with always doing "the right thing". It's how we learn and grow from those times of struggle that truly matters.

Coming from a place of fear is a basic response, especially when we're faced with uncertainty or danger. We want to protect ourselves, the ones we love and our way of existence. When we allow fear to become our primary motivator, we can lose sight of what's truly important. Fear can make us defensive, closed off, and reactive instead of open, compassionate, and proactive. For some of us the thought of coming from a place of love 24/7 may seem impossible.

The guilt that comes from acting out of fear can be overwhelming. We may feel like we've let others down, especially self, or that we've failed to live up to our own standards. We may worry that we've hurt someone else, or that we've damaged a relationship. But the truth is, we're all doing the best we can with the tools we have in the moment. We can't always control our emotions or our reactions, but we can learn to recognize them and work through them.

The key to moving past guilt is to cultivate a sense of self-love and compassion. We need to be kind and understanding with ourselves, just as we would be with a close friend or family member who is experiencing trauma. We need to acknowledge our fears and our mistakes, but also recognize that they don't define us. We're capable of growth, change, and forgiveness.

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." Maya Angelou

It's also important to shift our focus from fear to love. When we come from a place of love, we're more compassionate towards others and can face situations with understanding. Love allows us to connect with others, to show empathy with their struggles, and to work towards common goals. Love can help us see the world around us in a more positive light, and it can push us to make a difference.

If you're struggling with guilt, try and recognize that stems from fear, know that you're not alone. We all experience fear and make mistakes, hey we're human, but we also have the capacity for growth, change, and love. Be gentle with yourself, focus on self-compassion, and work towards cultivating a sense of love and connection in your life. You deserve it, and the world needs it.

Remember Simply Breathe!

A'ho Dawk'ee - Namaste

Cat V.

Savannah GA USA


A'ho Namaste creates peace movement content and this information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding any type of mental or physical issues. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.

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