Can you forgive yourself for the thing you said? Can you forgive yourself for that thing you did not do? Can you forgive yourself for feeling overwhelmed when the floodgates open onto the sorrow and pain of the world?
Can you treat your soul with compassion?
Back up. Sit down. Slow your breathing down. Breathe emotion and attention back from all the places they have scattered. Connect to your heart. Connect to your core. Keep breathing.
Find one thing you can do today. One. Thing.
Re-engage. Re-engage without punishment, without self-flagellation, without despair. Do. One. Thing.
This opens us to love.