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Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't. ...
by Alan Cohen

Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't.
- Alan Cohen

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

If you have to have it, it's ego.
If you have to not have it, it's ego.
Hold life lightly and it will deliver what you need
and release what you don't.
- Alan Cohen

You change the past when you change the way you see it.
- Alan Cohen

 

Often it does not matter so much what we choose,
but that we do choose.
- Alan Cohen

Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere.
- Alan Cohen

Our history is not our destiny.
- Alan Cohen

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If you sense there must be more, there is more.
- Alan Cohen

Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is
a reflection of something that is happening inside of us.
- Alan Cohen

Great masters neither want nor need your worship.
Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate
their divinity by claiming it as your own.
- Alan Cohen

You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity.
Let out a little more string on your kite.
- Alan Cohen

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer,
for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you
shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
- Alan Cohen

Joy is not the result of getting what you want;
it is the way to get what you want.
In the deepest sense, joy is what you want.
- Alan Cohen

You can always tell what you believe by what you are getting.
- Alan Cohen

To love yourself right now, just as you are,
is to give yourself heaven.
Don't wait until you die.
If you wait, you die now.
If you love, you live now.
- Alan Cohen

You are in integrity when the life you are living on
the outside matches who you are on the inside.
- Alan Cohen

You are doing better than you think you are.
- Alan Cohen

God is a frequency.
Stay tuned.
- Alan Cohen

You can only see in someone else what you see in yourself.
- Alan Cohen

What are you accepting that would not be a part of your ideal day?
- Alan Cohen

Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and
living the truth becomes more important than looking good.
- Alan Cohen

The same Source that gave you the idea,
will give you the means to see it through.
- Alan Cohen

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure,
to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting,
for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
- Alan Cohen

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Guilt is about actions or behavior;
while shame is about the self.
- "Dr. Sanity"

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
I forgive myself for judging me guilty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action.
- Audre Lorde

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite

All religions are the same:
Religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.
- Cathy Ladman

I am tortured when I am away from my family,
from my children.
I am horribly guilt-ridden.
- Jessica Lange

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
- Erma Bombeck

Guilt for being rich,
and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough
and you have to go and get shot or something.
- John Lennon

You have to learn to push the guilt
under the rug and move on,
otherwise it overwhelms you.
- the Woody Allen movie Match Point

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt,
working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
- Arianna Huffington

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I had concluded when I was the prosecutor that I would
vote against the death penalty if I were in the legislature
but that I could ask for it when I was satisfied as to guilt.
- Janet Reno

I wanted to show a normal young girl whose only difference
was that she behaved in the way a boy might,
without any sense of guilt on a moral or sexual level.
- Roger Vadim

There is no such thing as collective guilt.
- Kurt Waldheim

Defending the truth is not something one does out of
a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes,
but is a reward in itself.
- Simone de Beauvoir

I have a high guilt quotient.
A poem can go through as many as 50 or 60 drafts.
It can take from a day to two years-or longer.
- Rita Dove

I hope and trust the infinite, the eternal,
and merciful and loving God.
I worship Him and feel no guilt in my heart before
him for what I am going to do.
- Alex Campbell

I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt.
- Edna O'Brien

The guilt of newborns is immense.
- Georg Trakl

You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals.
- Roger McGough

The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.
- Ayn Rand

Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked,
and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
- Omar N. Bradley

Loomis has always felt himself responsible for the
fact that he did not stop Michael when he first murdered his sister,
and so he's got that guilt to live with.
- Donald Pleasence

I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme.
I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone -
even when they're laughing.
I have a guilt complex, always worrying.
- Sophia Bush

Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty -
as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt:
God did it.
- Florence King

My mother should have been Jewish.
She could have taught a class on how to induce guilt.
- Lorna Luft

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller

I have never smuggled anything in my life.
Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
- John Steinbeck

Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same,
the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
- Henry Miller

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
- Coco Chanel

What we call real estate - the solid ground to build a house on -
is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

I mean, I felt terrible.
And in the beginning, I mean, I was completely devastated.
I mean, can you imagine the kind of guilt that you would feel,
and the responsibility?
- Monica Lewinsky

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself.
False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people
feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
- R. D. Laing

'm really proud of it.
To me, it's a movie about character behavior and the
pecking order of the pack,
as well as the central character's massive survival guilt.
- Dwight Yoakam

To have guilt you've got to earn guilt,
but sometimes when you earn it, you don't feel the guilt you ought to have.
And that's what The Firebombing is about.
- James Dickey

I think every parent, every generation has wanted their
children to do better and have a higher standard of living.
But I think there's too much guilt.
- Phil McGraw

I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also
feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to.
And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.
- Jim Carrey

Guilt is the price we pay willingly for doing what
we are going to do anyway.
- Isabelle Holland

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
- William Cowper

Punishment is now unfashionable...
because it creates moral distinctions among men,
which, to the democratic mind, are odious.
We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful
individual responsibility.
- Thomas Szasz

With a parent, it's always guilt.
You want to be there, but you kind of also want to be here.
- Heather Locklear


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