Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ahhhhh, Forgiveness!!

Louis Zamparini, the subject of writer Laura Hillenbrand's (of Seabiscuit fame) book, Unbroken, reminds us that forgiveness is one of the most important things that we can do in life; that holding on to that anger only serves to hurt us - it's like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Resentment, even at it's simpliest form like being pissed off at the person who cuts us off in traffic, only serves to steal our joy. There is no one else out there, it's only us, our consciousness, which is the seat of creation. People reflect back to us that which we cannot see in ourselves so that we might change and have more compassion for ourselves and others. It festers if it is held on to. No one ever does anything to us. Let go today. Forgive today and peace and joy will be restored and the winds of providence will begin to blow, once again, in your favor.

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