Caz, a woman of incredible worth, has asked this question. Caz can be found at Invisibly Me – Live a Visible Life, Whatever Your Health
Thank You, Caz; I do believe we have all suffered from this insidious energy.
Do you ever experience guilt for not being productive?
Yes, Caz, indeed guilt is an energy of enormous negative influence; one that needs to be supplanted and thrown to the wind whenever it raises itself.
It’s not often that I do not have something to do, Caz. However, when this does happen I, inevitably, feel a twinge of discomfort. Should I be doing something?
As a much younger woman I always felt guilt when inactive. Over the years, though, I’ve managed to whittle away at the reasons why.
As a young person I was led to believe that my worth was intrinsically intertwined in my ability to earn money and to contribute to the family’s finances. Long before this I was taught that my worth was associated with the household chores I was given and expected to fulfil.
In retrospect these conditions upon my worth may seem quite reasonable. However, like most of us, our self esteem is built upon the subtle and not so subtle expectations of others. It does now not surprise me to find those seemingly innocuous attachments lingering in and throughout my life.
It has only been since coming to terms with the expectations of others and the debilitating effect they can, at times, have upon us that I can now see them coming, so to speak.
So yes, I do suffer from guilt, but, only momentarily.
© 2020 Carolyn Page
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