Getting Over Guilt
Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Blog
Published November 16th, 2015
We become addicted to guilt because we think ruminating repeatedly over a harmful statement or action will somehow absolve us of the negative experience we’ve caused another. But torturing ourselves is not a form of atonement. It merely makes us weary and more likely to act out in other facets of life as a result of feeling self-deprecated and inadequate.
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