Do you know what the Tibetan word for “guilty” is?
Trick question! 🤡
There ISN’T a word for “guilty” in Tibetan.
According to Geshe Michael Roach in his great book The Diamond Cutter: “There’s no word in Tibetan for ‘guilty.’ The closest thing is ‘intelligent regret that decides to do things differently.’”
I like that.
“Intelligent regret that decides to do things differently.”
Isn’t that a wonderful upgrade from “guilty” (and its first cousins “shame” and “defensiveness”)?
Make a mistake?
All good. Part of being human. No need to catastrophize or make excuses.
So… Today’s +1.
Are you feeling any “guilt” about anything?
(Yah? What pops up for you?)
Can you add a dropperful of Tibetan “intelligent regret that decides to do things differently” to it?
Fantastic. Repeat as necessary.
btw: I have a whole pantry full of that essential supplement and you’re welcome to stop by and grab as much of it as you’d like.
(Oh… And… Let’s do this! 🤠)
Unlock this Optimize +1 (and over 1,000 more) for free!
The Optimize membership used to be $100/year. It’s now free. No credit card required. No strings attached. Just more wisdom in less time.