>To forgive one self

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As humans we make mistakes. Daisaku Ikeda of the SGI said this about mistakes;

As long as we are human, we are bound to make mistakes. We all fall prey to flawed beliefs and views. What distinguishes a forward-looking person from an intransigent one, a virtuous person from a dishonest one, however, is whether one can candidly admit to one’s mistakes and take bold steps to redress them.

Something happened in my life. I made a mistake and for a very long time I have felt so bad about it, so very very bad. The rest of my life seemed to be going fine but this one thing just hurt me. I tried all sorts of way to deal with it and I was still in pain. I knew I made a mistake and I could not make up for it.
I chanted about it, I tried to let it go, which worked a little but there was always this pain.
This morning while I was chanting about it, I realized that I blamed myself constantly, I kept on beating myself hard for the mistakes I made, I kept on hurting myself.
I realized I was angry with myself and that I should forgive myself.
I am trying. And I know that one day soon I will…..

2 gedachten over “>To forgive one self

  1. >He Dia,Sommigen zeggen zelfs dat mensen zichzelf vooral straffen als ze zich diep down eigenlijk helemaal niet zo schuldig voelen. In ieder geval hoop ik dat je een beetje uitgerust bent, alweer. Kan je al een beetje genieten van je boek? Zag dat je wilde zwemmen, maar helaas, was niet thuis! Andere keer weer graag.

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