"Feeling guilty and bad about ourselves for something we've done might temporarily restrain us from doing harm, but ultimately blaming and hating ourselves only leads to further harmful actions. We can't punish ourselves into being a good person. Only by holding ourselves with the compassion of forgiveness do we experience and respond to our circumstances with wisdom and care."
Today, actively forgive yourself. When regrets or self-judgments arise, hold them with tenderness and care. Notice and let go of self-punishing actions.