Source: Empress_writes (Ayoola Esther)
Back then, when I did something wrong, the guilt would bother me for a long time. The bad part is it didn’t mean I wouldn’t do it again. I was not learning, I was just guilty. As I developed, I began to learn from my mistakes and became better. I refused to allow the guilt weigh me down and hinder me from learning.
Guilt, as defined by the Cambridge dictionary, is a feeling of worry or unhappiness a person has when they’ve done something wrong. It is troubling to know that a lot of people are going around carrying the heavy burden of guilt in their hearts. Guilt would give you reasons to wallow in it. As a result of this, some people have injured themselves or even committed suicide. Guilt is not healthy especially if it keeps condemning you over and over again. We are humans, mistakes are inevitable. We have limitations and shortcomings. Some of us have done things that should not be whispered to the next person. We all make mistakes but wallowing in the guilt will kill the ability to heal and become a better person.
One important thing we should understand is that if you allow guilt, it will make itself the centre of your world. Slowly, you will realize that you are stagnant and not moving from the past. You will find out that the past is affecting your present and possibly the future. It is a good thing to be remorseful, it is a bad thing to carry guilt around. The best thing to do is make amends and move on learning and healing. Being guilty about a particular thing does not take away the fact that it has been done but making amends and moving on makes everything better.
Do not keep wallowing in that guilt, stand up and take the first step into healing.