When we encounter wounded emotions we are often confused about what to do for them. Begin by extending your total loving support to yourself in the place where you feel the wound. If you encounter any beliefs around that pain, make sure that the beliefs are valid and not simply part of the wound. Any belief about being punished is part of the wound. Any belief that makes you responsible for the pain of others is part of the wound. It is good to make any amends you need to make for mistakes, but it is folly to carry the pain of a mistake past the amends. We are here to live life fully and joyfully. Pain is a burden to be released, not to become a burden you carry. Lovingkindness is a healer. Extend it to yourself.