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!
If you allow me, I would like to expand our forgiveness practice to include others; all others. We often get caught up in our own stuff and forget the other 7 billion human beings and […]
Forgiving ourselves creates a beautiful cake called a ‘torma’ in Tibetan. On a deeper level this “cake” is actually the enlightened mind of a Buddha. We all have this potential. Forgiveness helps ripen this. So […]