In a Pine state we may feel guilty even when events outside our control have caused a problem, or we may assume responsibility for mistakes made by others. We suffer needlessly.
We sometimes feel so guilty in a Pine state that we end up saying ‘sorry’ all the time.
The positive aspect of Pine is seen when we acknowledge our faults without dwelling on them, and put right where we can the things we did wrong.
But at the same time we know when we are blameless or have done our best, and are content.
For those who blame themselves. Even when successful they think that they could have done better, and are never content with their efforts or the results. They are hard-working and suffer much from the faults they attach to themselves. Sometimes if there is any mistake it is due to another, but they will claim responsibility even for that.
– The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies