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How to Free Yourself from Guilt

Whether or not you think you actually "deserve" the guilt you harbor inside you, it's never a healthy emotion to hold onto in your life. Guilt usually surfaces when you refuse to accept the fact that every member of the human family makes mistakes and we all have to deal with certain failures. 

Guilt Is Not Always Bad
 
Guilt can be a great motivator for you to correct something in your life that needs correcting, and once you've found a resolution, you'll begin to feel more at peace.
 
However, in some cases there will be unresolved guilt lurking. This is when the emotion can be consuming and you'll need to seek out ways to find inner peace.
 
Once you learn how to properly release these harmful emotions, you'll feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted from your shoulders.
 
Why Do You Feel Guilty?
 
When you want to free yourself from guilt, you first need to identify the reason why you feel the way you do.
 
Let's take a look at some of the most common causes of guilt:
  • You're not accepted by others or think the thoughts you're having are wrong.
  • You feel responsible for something bad that has happened to you or someone else.
  • You feel obligated to do something for someone for the wrong reasons.
  • You never did something or said something important to someone and now you'll never get the chance.
Resolving Your Guilt
 
Once you've identified the reasons why you feel guilty, it's time to come to terms with the situation. If you continue spinning in a cycle of guilt, it won't be helping anyone, especially not you.
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