Forgiving yourself shouldn’t be as hard as you think it is

 

Not everyone is strong enough to forgive themselves straightaway, even after the people they have done wrong have forgiven them, and even after the God Almighty has forgiven them. Some keep those awful emotions around them like a blanket, covering their entire body and refusing to cease the wailing – to the point of uselessness.

If you’re one of those who finds it hard to move on from past mistakes, how are you keeping up with your life then? This is a curious question so please don’t get offended. Everyone messes up, the greatest of all saints have messed up, but I don’t think they have spent the rest of their lives walking down the low road of self-pity, regret, guilt and shame. What I think they did was acknowledged their mistakes, took responsibility for them with appropriate feelings of remorse, made amends, and learned from them so they don’t happen again.

I know it isn’t that easy for everyone. It might be tough for you. But it doesn’t make any sense to let your guilt drown you in shame and beat yourselves up when the Good Lord has already forgiven you. As they say, anything past the point of learning is just needless suffering and excessive guilt. You’re not only destroying yourself but your relationship with others as well. Continue reading “Forgiving yourself shouldn’t be as hard as you think it is”

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Being Happy by Pope Francis

“You may have defects, be anxious and sometimes live irritated, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Only you can prevent it from going into decadence. There are many that need you, admire you and love you.

I would like to remind you that being happy is not having a sky without storms, or roads without accidents, or work without fatigue, or relationships without disappointments. Continue reading “Being Happy by Pope Francis”

The 7 Steps I Took to Move Past My Failures and Reach Success

“Nothing truly meaningful is achieved on the first attempt, and if that’s where you stop, then failure is all you will have.”

So this is the first message that popped up on my personal email this morning. I’ve been missing a lot of messages for the past few months and would rather delete them than go through each one of them – except for the ones I found spiritually uplifting.  Continue reading “The 7 Steps I Took to Move Past My Failures and Reach Success”