Posted by: Upāsaka | 08/06/2019

What Is Failure?

I failed again, egregiously, but what use is crippling guilt when the kamma I have made will ripen inexorably? There is the feeling of having sullied myself – from that I cannot escape. But once the initial paroxyms of remorse have passed what is the use of propping up this idea of a bad self?

These are actual questions. I am trying to draw the line between owning my actions and not creating a new self based upon them. I see where I stumbled and I intend to act differently although I cannot be certain of the outcome.


Responses

  1. Mike,

    Love you, brother.

    • You too Jon! Wishing your family the best!


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