How do you let go of guilt? I mean REALLY let go. I know in my head the answer is to love myself, to realize that the past only exists in my head and by constantly revisiting it and my mistakes I’m letting it exist over and over again in my “now” – but putting this into practice has been the most challenging thing in my life to this point. A year ago I made a mistake that completely changed the direction of my life and the life of someone I care for. His love for me was so strong, he had forgiveness in his heart, but since I haven’t been able to forgive myself, his acceptance and love seemed to only ADD to my guilt. I thought I would be able to release myself from the relationship to let us both move forward, heal and for me to find self-love, but I’ve remained and have done so selfishly, in part because of not wanting to deal with the pain and the guilt on my own.
Although I “know” I am not alone in a Uni-versal sense, I feel more alone than ever before and unworthy of love. How do I release this, forgive myself and move on – toward a new life of my own or back to a man who has shown me so much love?
A TDL Reader