Join us Monday for a deep dive into the skill of Beneficial Regret. This skill from Pathways to Liberation is the ability to acknowledge and learn from one’s missed opportunity to meet needs without guilt, shame, or self-punishment. Offered with compassionate giving and receiving gift economy. Join us and an international community this week as we explore and expand this skill for making life more wonderful. We will focus on practice, and optional opportunities to have conversations with others in small groups that can support connection and mutual learning. We will open the meeting 15 minutes early for connection and aim to start promptly at 6:30 US-PT to make sure we have the maximum of time for learning and practice. Those who would like can stay afterward for some community time. Feel free to forward this to friends.
From the Pathways to Liberation: Beneficial regret: Acknowledging and learning from one’s missed opportunity to meet needs, without guilt, shame, or self-punishment.
- UNSKILLED: Takes responsibility for the feelings of others with guilt and/or shame, or defends oneself; apologizes to protect oneself by assuaging another’s feelings.
- AWAKENING: Newfound awareness that others’ feelings are caused by their needs, and may want others to “get over it”. Heightened awareness of habit of self-blame.
- CAPABLE: Increasing ability to transform guilt into learning. Fostering willingness to seek connection with others (with empathy and honesty) when events did not work for others.
- INTEGRATED: Consistent willingness to openly own one’s part in outcomes that did not meet needs; willingness to feel and express regret; seeks learning and growth.
Watch a Recording of the Session: