It can be so seductive to vilify someone for whom you've judged as a bad person. But to do that, you need to make them almost one-dimensional, only capable of embodying those bad qualities that you're focusing on. They may have indeed done something horrible, but they might have also done some good in their … Continue reading Vilify
Practice forgiveness, generously and frequently. Forgiveness is what leads you to freedom. Isn't that what everyone is ultimately after? When you hold others in judgment, you're also holding yourself captive to the offense. Forgive and release yourself. After all, you wouldn't be able to judge another if you weren't aware of whatever sin you're judging … Continue reading Forgive
Forgive freely. Drop your gripes. Let them go, so you can move forward. Give it your all each day, as if it's your last. One day it will be. In the meantime, remember that every ending is also a beginning. As it is with the end of this year, and now the beginning of the … Continue reading Give it Your All
Today I read a piece of advice on forgiveness from Jen Sincero. She said: "If you're feeling hurt or resentful toward some A-hole you don't care about, free yourself and let it go instead of stewing on it or getting revenge... get over it. Let it go. The longer you stay attached to being vindicated, … Continue reading Free
A Course In Miracles says: "only love is real." And yet we tend to get caught up in the world of illusions, when we are anything but loving to each other. Forgiveness is more than just something that's nice to do. Forgiveness frees you from the illusions of anger and fear, and brings you back … Continue reading Return to Love
Socrates had a famous belief that, no one does wrong on purpose. After all, we are each only ever doing the best that we can, given the information we know. And so, we should be generously willing to forgive. Just imagine if you were never forgiven for all of your mistakes, how hard it would … Continue reading Valuable Friendships
Forgiveness is not a one-time act. Forgiveness will set you free, and sometimes you will just need to repeatedly forgive another as the same hurt may come up again and again. Each time you forgive, you release yourself from that pain. So forgive, and forgive often.
It's important to take care of yourself. And practicing forgiveness actually takes care of you more than whoever it is you should forgive. Holding on to anger, grudges and resentment affects your health, not the jerk you feel it towards. Forgive, and forgive often. I write this for myself as much as anyone reading this. … Continue reading Practice Forgiveness