Does something you did in the past trouble you? So much so that you feel haunted by guilt, remorse and self-blame? If so, practice self-compassion by writing yourself a heartfelt letter of forgiveness.
Try this: Sit somewhere quietly to write your forgiveness letter. Let the words flow from a place of support and understanding rather than self-hatred, negativity or regret. Use encouraging, kind words, as a friend would speaking to you. Think about what you may have learned about yourself knowing you did the best you could with the self-awareness you had at the time. In your letter, express your gratitude for all that is good about you and your life. You can use this example letter of self-forgiveness to help you get started. You can choose to keep your letter or throw it away, whatever makes you feel best. Writing this letter is a positive step in healing your past.
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