Forgiveness is the lynchpin that unlocks our heart. It allows energy to flow. Holding tightly to grudges and hurts blocks the flow of energy, leading to mental pain and physical pain. Tightly holding onto and protecting hurts devours our health. It eats away at our immune system, possibly predisposing us to cancer. It weakens our heart and exacerbates high blood pressure leading to heart disease. Most of all it makes us unhappy. It can lead to long-lasting moods of anxiety and fear. Forgiveness is letting go, letting go of pain and hurt. The feeling of forgiveness is a new life. We feel as if we could fly. Our load is lightened considerably. With the heart once again open, joy can flow. Love and compassion are rediscovered. We feel well; we once again flourish. In this photo HH Dalai Lama prostrates as part of his morning practice in his residence.
Forgiveness is powerful medicine. It is a healthy lifestyle worth living on par with healthy food, exercise, yoga, compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and meditation. Forgiveness opens our heart both to ourself and to others. It brings […]
Let’s start the new year with a clean slate. Forgiveness is at the top of the list to clean our slate. Let go of hurts and all kinds of ‘stickiness.’ Whatever feels stuck, just consciously […]
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 […]