Now that we have begun the process of forgiving, of course it won’t work right away. We need to be persistent, and very importantly not beat ourselves up when we are blocked and unable to forgive. We are never a failure, just “working on it.” Being gentle with ourselves, remembering to rejoice and be happy for even considering forgiveness, is seeing the larger perspective. Often we have a narrow focus and forget the bigger picture. This can lead to guilt. Broadening our perspective improves our options, giving us more room to operate and more emotional space to relax. Taking good care of ourself translates into better care for others.
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 […]
Please remember the ‘8 Verses of Training the Mind (in compassion)’ is meant to be lifelong study and practice. The last verse is particularly tough all about the Buddhist wisdom of reality not being what […]