Overcoming Shame and False Guilt
It’s one thing to make a mistake or even choose to do something wrong when you could have chosen to do it right. That experience prompts guilt, which goes away when you make amends and do it right next time.
But when you’re incapable of doing it right; when the more you try, the more wrong you get it, then the gap between what you “should be” and what you “are” fills you with shame. [G.Dalbey]
Guilt is that emotion we feel when we know or think that we have done something wrong, while shame is the humiliating feeling of having appeared unfavourably in one’s own eyes or the eyes of others because of shortcomings, offence or unseemly exposure.
This course looks at the differences between guilt and false guilt and how we can be free from false guilt. We look at the causes of false guilt as well as shame and its causes. We will see the freedom-stealing effects of carrying false guilt and shame, and how to be released into new hope and life.