Guilt does not occur in the natural world. Worms do not feel guilt for not recycling enough soil. Squirrels do not feel regret for not collecting their quota of nuts. Bees bounce from flower to flower without guilt for missing out on an additional flower patch.
We plaster our lives with an unnecessary layer of guilt that does not serve us. This feeling has been passed down through generations, perhaps to help manage laws or to abide by biblical teachings. But we sew the feeling into the fabric of our being, dragging its negativity wherever we go like a safety blanket. Notice the rising of each guilty feeling and ask yourself, "Is this serving me in a positive way?". Most likely it is not.
Imagine how peaceful our lives could become if we attempted to quiet the voice of guilt. Play with our kids without thinking of work. Watch the trees sway without feeling the need to be anywhere else. Listen to a friend without wondering what time it is. Find ways to live free from guilt. Try to not just survive, but to thrive.