To label yourself good or bad is to think too small.
There is no such thing as a good person or a wrong person. Some choices and actions lead us in different directions, and it is through those choices and activities that we create our realities. Sometimes we choose or do something that takes us in the opposite direction of what we want to make for ourselves. When we do this, we feel inadequate uneasy, unhappy, unsure. We might go so far as to label ourselves “bad” when a situation like this arises. Instead of labelling ourselves, though, we could acknowledge that we made a choice that leads us down a particular path and then let it go, forgiving ourselves and preparing for our next opportunity to choose and act in ways that support our best intentions.
Many of us experienced childhoods in which the words good and bad were used as weapons to control us — you were good if you did what you were told and bad if you didn’t. This kind of discipline undermines a person’s ability to find their own moral center and to trust and be guided by their own inner self. If you were raised this way, you may find yourself feeling shockwaves of badness when you do something you were taught was wrong, even if now you don’t agree that it’s bad. Conversely, you may feel good when you do what you learned was right. Notice how this puts you in something of a straitjacket. An important part of our spiritual unfolding requires that we grow beyond what we learned and take responsibility for our own liberation in our own terms.
You are a human being with every right to be here, learning and exploring. To label yourself good or bad is to think too small. What you are is a decision-maker. Every moment provides you with the opportunity to move in the direction of your higher self or the movement of stagnation or degradation. In the end, only you know the difference. If you find yourself going into self-judgment, try to stop yourself as soon as possible and come back to the centre. Know that you are not good or bad; you are you.