The more we forgive the more we feel grateful. The more we feel grateful the more we forgive. These two — forgiveness and gratitude — are mutually supportive. They set the tone for the day that is light and joyful. Worry, anxiety, and fear are quieted. The present moment is fresh and alive. We breathe fully and relaxed. Everything sparkles. Challenges seem not so big and not so unsurmountable. Everything is “green light.” Doubt is quieted. Insecurity is quieted. New inner calm and courage take over. We feel well. We feel ready for anything! Anything! Cultivating forgiveness and gratitude are doable when we make concerted effort. Once started forgiveness and gratitude snowball, gaining more and more momentum.
We are down to the last pair of the 8 worldly activities, pleasure and pain. While it is not bad to enjoy pleasure, getting too attached and being “led by the nose” disrupts our life. […]
What about self-compassion? In our modern stressful world filled with anxieties and fears, insecurity often tags along. Sometimes insecurity fuels anxiety and fear. Sometimes anxiety and fear fuels insecurity. Self-compassion becomes very important. If we […]