What’s Guilt Got to Do With It?

“Two people in mourning or grieving on a couch in a living room” by Ben White on Unsplash

Today is my Grandma Phyllis’s memorial service. I’m not going. Not because I don’t want to, I do. I feel immense guilt for not being there. Guilt in the sense of the word as it was defined for me by my first astrology teacher Jeffery Brock(also now dead). He said, “Guilt is what you feel when you know what the right thing to do is and you don’t do it”. For me guilt is only ever self inflicted.