BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“Guilt
is a worthless energy. If you’ve messed up or failed, grant yourself
absolution. Then draw a line in the sand and say, “From now on, I’m
going to act in a better way. I’m going to act in a more honorable way.”
The important thing is to truncate the emotion of that guilt before it
becomes overwhelming. Forgive yourself, and realize that in the eternal
spiritual sense, there isn’t any real sin; there is only forgiveness.
Yes, there are low-energy actions that infringe and restrict, and there
are high-energy actions that love, liberate, inspire, and release
people. But that’s all there is. We come to experience both types of
action in this lifetime.

Naturally, as a spiritual person
working on yourself, you’re going to try to choose as many high-energy,
liberating attitudes and actions as you can. But if sometimes you go the
other way and fail, you haven’t really failed. All you’ve done is gone
up the other end of the scale. You have to understand contrast in order
to learn. Bit by bit, you will strengthen, become more, and learn a
better way.”

                       Stuart Wilde, in “Infinite Self”
    
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