“We have been trained to think in terms of sin and punishment. These ideas dis-empower us by stressing that we are weak and wrong. The empowering way is to view trials as lessons and opportunities to choose differently. We can transcend the old notion of being sinners cloaked in guilt, awaiting punishment.
To access a spiritual solution to a problem involves focusing on the idea of a solution. The sinner filled with guilt becomes immobilized and remains in passive inertia. When we view the sinful behavior as an obstacle to a higher level of awareness, we can still take responsibility by asking ourselves, “What is the lesson for me? And what can I do to avoid this the next time?”
Wayne W. Dyer, in “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem”
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