Guilt is healthy but it’s meant to move us forward and grow. What happens if you get stuck? Check out this post from MakeItUltra.
Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ Website: MakeItUltraPsychology.com “Every moment spent in unhappiness is a moment of happiness lost.” ~Leo Buscaglia 1. Recognize where the guilt is coming from Is there something you did or are still doing to contribute to your feelings of guilt? If so, what steps are you taking to […]
I’m not fully convinced guilt is good. Conviction is good but guilt to me leaves a residue of not fulfilling something according to someone else’s expectations. I am still a work in progress and guilt is one I’m putting far behind me with each day.
I think I understand what you’re saying. Can I suggest that it sounds like you’re distinguishing between guilt and shame? Conviction can be positive or negative, right? I’m a man with convictions; I’ll stand up for the weak, weary, and wounded. But then we can say Holy Spirit has convicted me of what I need to make right. In that sense, I would use guilt/conviction interchangeably.
Can we say guilt/conviction is awareness and acceptance that we’ve done something wrong or hurtful which then gives us opportunity to make amends, grow, reconcile?
Yes, I see what you are saying and do whole heartedly agree. It is true that we regularly are being convicted which does lead to repentance, amends growth and reconciliation.