Today, I'm trying something new. Something that seems sort of crazy to me. I'm trying to forgive myself.
Just by coincidence (or perhaps not so much), I've been coming across pieces that address forgiveness and regret. In a Forgiveness column of his newsletter Just One Thing, neuropsychologist Rick Hanson wrote, "Forgiveness is not about shutting down your feelings; opening to the experience in a big space of mindful awareness is an aid to forgiveness." And in "Lessons Learned: Moving on from Regret" on For Harriet, Deidre Gadsden tells me, "You are exactly where you are supposed to be, mistakes and all."
This picture makes me
wanna hug myself, too
There's a prompt for the day. To use art to revisit a mistake, and forgive yourself for it.
Lianne La Havas has a song,"No Room for Doubt," that's been helping me try.