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Saturday, October 19, 2013

You will heal if you are free from guilt

Feeling guilty after saying or doing something that you ought not to have said or done is completely in vain. Grieving over what you have done is the most futile of all emotions. It is debilitating and shackles you completely.

What are the few things that we often feel guilty about? We get angry with someone and regret it later. We cheat and feel miserable when we reflect on our action __ especially when we are not caught cheating. We overindulge in loose conversation or alcohol or food in a social setting and say and do more than we must have. These occurrences are common place and all of us are prone to feel guilty after we conduct ourselves in the manner in which we did. The mind will insist that you have lost your self-esteem and that you must redeem yourself. This is when brooding begins and you start descending down a negative, depressive spiral. Cut out the self-pity and focus on what caused you to get angry, cheat or overindulge in the first place. You will find that invariably it’s your mind. When your mind controls you, you are but its slave. You are angry because your mind is telling you not to accept the situation. You are cheating because your mind is seducing you with its unputdownable logic that no one is watching, so you may as well cheat. You overindulge because you are succumbing to the temptation of the moment.

To free yourself from the mind controlling you, you don’t need to work on controlling the mind. Meet the mind, meet its desires, take them head-on and tell them you are infallible, indestructible, and that you refuse to succumb. It is possible because that is what your true Self is __ infallible, indestructible, invincible, infinite. What the mind has done, over years of education and conditioning is that it has told you that it is the Master and you are its slave. On the other hand, the Master is you. This does not mean you must control. Because whatever you control today will erupt tomorrow out of sheer suppression. You go on controlling your anger, one day, it will explode. You go on controlling your urges to indulge__be it sex or alcohol or food, whatever, one day, you will go on a binge. So, don’t control. Just meet the situation, challenge it and tell it who you are.

Believe me, initially, the mind will resist. It will fight tooth and nail. But slowly it will get convinced. And will obey you.  Because you are true. Because the real Self in you is acting. And all of this can happen if you can give up, let go of, feeling guilty. It’s over. It happened. You were a slave of your mind. Now, come discover your true self and focus on just being. You will heal and turn a healer for the world!

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