Hello, Dear Abigail,
When I saw the title, it hit a note. I do fight feelings of guilt--for offenses committed long ago. What helps me to overcome this is something I learned from a wise person: If I can't forgive myself, how can I forgive others? And so I do :)
I'd love to be like chapper, "Don't take yourself so serious". But I think he's such a nice guy he probably never does anything wrong :))
I love this post for so many reasons, but most of all because you offer tools to deal with the habit of guilt:
Am I judging my self or scrutinising my actions? ✦ Have I learnt from my wrongdoings, or am I simply ruminating in a self-defeating way? ✦ Am I prepared to let my guard down, and take responsibility for the hurt my behaviour has caused? ✦ How has this contributed to my personal growth
A road map to better living, one that is clear and uncomplicated. You really do perform a service with your blogs, Abigail.
Wishing you peace, and good health,