Psychology Has It Backwards

Episode 140: Guilt

Everyone has guilty thoughts.  Some people get stuck in guilt and never lose the feeling.  Others experience guilt and make amends if possible, or learn from the experience it’s related to and move on.  Guilt is a feeling that informs us we have done or said something that we realize was not right or caused harm.  It is healthy to experience the feeling, reflect on the source, and clear it up.  It isn’t healthy to go on and on harboring guilt over things from the past which we cannot resolve or change.  We act on the thoughts that make sense to us at each moment in life, given our state of mind and level of consciousness.  The gift of growth in understanding is to see beyond thoughts that no longer make sense.

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Ed Anderson
Ed Anderson
1 month ago

Another great episode.

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