Rona Kabatznick leads the guided forgiveness meditation on Mindfulness Depression. Forgiveness of self is to open one’s heart and find happiness.
Meditation for depression
Time and again, we fall prey to the same trap: overthinking things. It’s understandable why we engage in this unhealthy pattern. With the sheer number of decisions that we have to make each and every day, and the plethora of options available to us, it’s easy to analyze every possibility in our lives. In fact, doing anything less than this can make us feel careless or lazy. We may convince ourselves that overthinking things is actually a healthy behavior, because it leads to better, more predictable outcomes.
This is rarely the case, however. Instead, overanalyzing and engaging in endless amounts of rumination fails to bring us any closer to making good decisions. Instead, we cause ourselves unnecessary distress as we constantly attempt to arrive at the “perfect” decision, when no such thing is even possible in the first place.