We live with many hurts that drag us down and close our heart. It is totally unnecessary, yet neglected. We choose to ignore them and be complacent by not paying attention to them. It is now time to pay attention to these hurts and get rid of them. Forgiveness is a powerful way to live. First and foremost is forgiving ourself. This is self-compassion. This is healthy self-confidence. This is taking good care of ourself. This is saying, “bye, bye” to guilt. Only then can we take good care of others. How do we do it? Before we can clear our hurts, we must recognize them and be willing to let go of them. Convincing ourself that these festering walled off hurts we’ve carried around for years, even decades, are harming us. They are not helping us at all. We have become so familiar with them like a constant companion and become complacent. It is time to stand up! It is time to let them go. Seize the day, seize the moment!
Forgiveness and gratitude
Our default position whenever possible is forgiveness and gratitude. Forgiveness counters arrogance and ego. This moves us towards insight and wisdom. Gratitude opens our heart to compassion. Wisdom and compassion lead to the two bodies […]
Just “working on it.”
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 […]
We are getting through this
We are getting through this, but these are definitely scary and unsettling times. What gets us through this? It is concern for the wellbeing of others. This is compassion. Having the wish to help is […]