You want to be loving. You really, really do. Especially with that one person who reliably displaces their fear and frustrations onto others.
You affirm your patience. You ask for guidance. You seek solace in your beautiful, heart-led intentions to be a generous and loving human being.
But you miss your mark in their presence, and quickly hone in on hopin’, and wishin’, and thinkin’, that you woulda’, coulda’, shoulda’ done better.
Good news: Guilt is a sign that you need to prioritize self-kindness.
After a less than stellar interaction with someone whose very presence is an emotional trigger, you need love. Because if you can’t be around someone without pain attempting to do the thinking and speaking for you, you’re still reeling from the past.
To heal from the past you need high-frequency feelings pulsing through your body, mind, and spirit, like love.
Love is…self-compassion when you miss the kindness mark in the company of certain people.
You know the ones I’m talking about…
We don’t need to try to eradicate our guilt. Nope. Nadda. Not productive.
We just need to notice guilt’s priceless message when it comes calling: “Psst! We need some self-compassion in here, Stat!”
Love up on yourself when guilt makes itself known. Notice it and breathe into it. Acknowledge your humanness and the timeline of trauma that has a tendency to interfere with your intentions to be kind on every occasion.
And vow to try again next time. 🙏🏻
It’s never up for debate: You are loved.
Originally published at mustlovecrows.com on January 7, 2019.