Vishal Ostwal

I Write About Life

‘GUILT’ – It Is Enough To Kill You

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future”
– Oscar Wilde

         Each day passes with the guilt that we conceal within ourselves. We try to be better, live again, forget our vices and give ourselves a chance again. Then our guilt pulls us back. It reminds us again that we’ve already been a lot bad and there’s no hope of getting back our lost life.

But the only thing which this guilt is capable of is doing is – Ruining our future by preventing us from being who we want to be.

The guilt that we usually behold and hide inside us, may be due to any of the following:

• Regrets – You may call it the ‘brother of guilt.’ Regrets about what we’ve done, regrets about what we should’ve done, regrets about what we didn’t do. Oh! regrets. regrets.

We need to end this habit of regretting. Because cursing the ‘past us’ isn’t going to make our ‘future us’ any better. It is better to accept that, wherever we are at present is the perfect place, and we can still go on.

•  Sins – Whatever or whosoever you are, forgive yourself. Perhaps you’ve done something bad, betrayed someone, failed in your duties, never became a perfect human, or have done wrong things. 
Even if others know about your sins or not, but you are aware of all those sins, and you cannot move further until you decide to be (and then become) better. And you’ll have to move forward on your way by leaving behind the burden of sins by forgiving yourself.

• Failures – Whether you take failures seriously or not, but escape the guilt of failures. Everyone fails at something (I know you know that), because ultimate perfection is just imaginary and so are ultimately successful people . Everyone is good or bad at something, and hence failure has to interfere inside story of successes in life. All the best for the next time!

         If you’ve got your own reason for feeling guilty, don’t allow your guilt to decay you.

And above everything, remember that:

     You may be the one who deserves being imprisoned, who is perfect for hell or the one who should be abandoned by everyone to suffer alone,

But till you are willing to become a better ‘someone’, just know that

“Your guilt isn’t justified.”

People will keep scratching your wounds. They’ll remind you about your weaknesses and make you recall your ruined past. Don’t deserve the pain and suffer but know in your heart that God watches everything, and he is the one who will accept you as a whole and will forgive you. 
But till then…forgive yourself! While you’re alive.

Conclusion: The guilt and pain that we feel may be justified by us, but it doesn’t make us any better. So what makes sense is to, “Forgive the ‘past you’ and live for your ‘future you’.”

May God bless all!  🙂

Vishal Ostwal guilt quote

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