In spite of being grateful that no one was hurt, I began to experience feelings of guilt and to doubt my focus. I am a careful driver and this incident was my fault because I somehow went into the intersection and didn't see the other car coming.
You know that accusing voice inside our heads? Well, I began to hear myself questioning my ability to drive, and if this is the beginning of my decline due to age...a whole lot of BS.
I decided to nip this in the bud and sat down to write a Love Letter, which is one of the many tools I learned in You University that has been foundational in helping me clear out my negative feelings and reach a place of love and/or understanding.
I went through the whole process on paper...anger, sadness, fear, taking responsibility and finally understanding and self-love. I was relieved by the conclusion of the letter, having released all those feelings.
I learned love letters in 2010 and I am grateful for them....they work and are a great tool for healing.