Q & Doodle
Ask me about love and life and spiritual growth and I'll answer you with a doodle!
I'm currently busy doodling other things, but hit me with a juicy Q if you got one & I'll see what I can do!
“I’ve recently renewed a journey on a path back to self love…
How do I stop feeling guilty for taking care of myself?”
Written & Illustrated by elinap
Thank you so much for this wonderful Q for the Q & Doodle!
First of all congratulations on renewing your journey on a path to self-love, that is a beautiful decision and something worth to celebrate big time! Wohoo!! Mira’s view on guilt is that it is like a quilt that we have woven of stories we tell ourselves. I think the purpose of guilt is to stop us harming each other and offer a possibility to recognize the need to feel compassion toward each other and ourselves. But sometimes we carry a guiltquilt that harms us, it’s really heavy on our shoulders and weighs us down. It may have some golden tassels on it that makes it seem like it’s a glorious thing to do to carry it around. But if we look at it any closer we can see that it has no use in these situations where without it we would thrive and our loved ones would thrive too. Guilt stops us from harming each other but it also makes us play really small when we hide behind it and use it as an excuse for not for example taking better care of ourselves (that’s what it has done for me.. Stopping me on my tracks).
My suggestions for how to stop feeling guilty for taking care of yourself is to:
1. Acknowledge that you are feeling guilty (And that you already did! Wonderful!)