"Guilt is often an attempt to keep us attached to love."
When these words came out of my counselor's mouth, they hit me right in the heart. She'd been attempting to say the same thing in a more intellectual manner, and while my brain and mind grasped what she was saying, I couldn't find the way to distill what she'd said into words that I could process back.
Yet, as soon as she re-framed guilt this way, my heart recognized a truth that made sense. It was like every cell in my body reacted and the tears started to flow.
Tracy Kelly is a writer and artist from London, Ontario Canada who manages Anxiety, Depression and Fibromyalgia.