Whenever we feel guilty about one of our "masterpieces," those things that haunt us and drag us down, keep in mind that there is a part of us that loves and accepts us, just the way we are, no matter what we may have done.
It is the job of the carnal mind, a.k.a. devil, to invalidate us and make us feel rotten, no matter what we accomplish in life.
It is the job of our Inner Being to Love us unconditionally. It is not even aware of our failings.
When life may look the darkest
And we are wondering
Just what to do,
Keep in mind that we have
An Inner Self that is already full
Of Love, Joy and Forgiveness
That is always whispering
I Love You.
"'I forgive myself, and then I move on.'
You can sit there forever, lamenting about how bad you've been, feeling guilty until you die, and not one tiny slice of that guilt will do anything to change a single thing in the past."
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Guilt is self destructive and does more harm than the original act of "falling short of the mark," if it is used for anything other than a wake-up-call.