Do be careful about giving in to guilt. Guilt is making mental excuses for something you have done in the past. It’s thinking that keeping it in your mind, worrying about it, and wallowing in the memories will somehow make it better. Doing this never helps! It only increases your ego’s involvement in the world.

If you have done something wrong, simply admit it to yourself and to God and start making the necessary changes in your actions and attitudes, so that it won’t happen again.

After that, let it go – give it to God! If you don’t, then you are simply wasting lots of time and energy – time and energy which you could be putting toward making beneficial changes.

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Question from Sudhakaran: Dear individual, Here is my question, which is also a confession. I made a promise to the masters (I feel a special affinity to Mahavatar Babaji) to not commit a certain act. But I could not resist the temptation and went ahead with it. In order to ease my conscience before committing the act, I rationalised to myself that the…