Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Letters to Self: Blame is Not the Answer

Letters to Self is a Self-help series written by M. J. Joachim, designed to encourage and promote healing and self-awareness for those who read it.

Dear Self,

Blaming yourself for the actions of others is not the answer. You are no more in control of what anyone says or does, than you are to make the sun rise or set in its own time. Burdening yourself with all those fingers pointing at you throughout your life…what are you thinking?

Stop! Don’t do it! Remember that when someone accuses or places blame on another, it’s more than likely they need to look in their own mirrors. “Why do you mess with the splinter in your brother’s eye, when you have a two-by-four in your own?”

Take the two-by-fours out of your own eyes. There just might be a bank error in your favor when you do. Let the tally keepers mark their score sheets. You’ve never been one to play tit-for-tat anyway.

Be good to yourself! I love you!


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