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.
In our everyday life we have the strong habit to notice and judge others based on differences. It may be gender, age, skin color, ethnicity, country of origin, language and accent, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, […]
The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It […]