We often forget to practice forgiveness and walk around with many hurts that slow us down. These hurts affect us, even though sometimes they are invisible. They can make us reactive and hypersensitive. They can alter our mood towards darkness. They can make us irritable and frustrated, popping off with anger easily, like having a short fuse. Please look inside with mindfulness and identify your hurts. Take the lightest ones first and let them go. Free them into the vast space of emptiness. You don’t have to tell the other. Feel lighter. Feel happier. Feel move love and compassion towards others and towards yourself.
We are continuing our journey through this classic short text written about 1000 years ago on cultivating compassion. Verse 5 from this text, ‘8 Verses of Mind Training’ by Langri Thangpa,’ reads: “When others out […]
At one level, forgiveness means you shouldn’t develop feelings of revenge. Revenge harms the other person. It is a form of violence and usually leads to counter-violence – so the problem never goes away. At […]