After making the commitment and starting the process of reducing our anger, let’s return to the important attitude of forgiveness. The process of forgiveness is important for our own happiness and peace of mind. It actually has less to do with the other person. That is why forgiveness is a solo activity, usually not involving the other person. Of course you can involve the other person when it feels appropriate. Forgiveness is a way of letting go; cleaning the “cobwebs.” It dissolves our hurts, hurts that have often accumulated over many years. Start by liberating the small hurts, gradually working on the bigger ones. Old habits are hard to break so be patient with yourself. No guilt in this process, please. Once the process of forgiveness is started, we will feel lighter, almost as if we could fly. Enjoy!
Several posts ago I wrote about forgiveness. Forgiveness and gratitude share the same spectrum regarding outlook or attitude. Forgiveness opens the heart by dissolving scars of hurt that made us tight and irritable. With a […]
As we work at reducing guilt and practicing forgiveness, wisps of gratitude begin to circle around us. These gratitude wisps come closer and enter inside us. A newfound joy erupts deep in our cells, and […]
Forgiveness is an important corollary to compassion, as is gratitude. Both attitudes dampen the tendency to think, “I am right,” falling into righteousness. By reducing strong clinging and grasping to myself, both attitudes soften the […]