The Wisdom of Remorse
Pages: 158 pages
Size: Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5 inches
Remorse is a concept that is intimately associated with ideas of morality and sin, right and wrong, success and failure, or good and bad. This book considers remorse from the point of view that it is the tangent point between this view of ourselves and our world as dividided, and a larger view in which change instead proceeds from an undivided ground. Ordinarily remorse - or more accurately, guilt or shame - perpetuates a sense of division or separation which in turn creates rigidity. In an environment of rigidity change is limited. True remorse, however, provides a shock to the structure of separation, thereby creating an opening and an opportunity for something completely new to happen.