Monday, October 12, 2009

Forgive & forget

I read this post on forgiveness and thought it would be nice to share! Here is an excerpt of it. You can view the whole post on this link.

Neither Annette nor Jake has grasped the basic fact that forgiveness is not
something you do solely for the person who hurt you. It is something you do for
yourself, for the sake of your own inner freedom. You forgive so that you can
live in the present instead of being stuck in the past. You forgive because your
grievances and grudges—even more than hopes and attachments and fears—bind you
to old patterns, old identities, and especially to old stories....

5 comments:

Roxane said...

That is so true! Thank you so much for reminding me!

Yaya said...

I agree, it is for yourself.


PS Thank you for stopping by on my special day!

The Redhead Riter said...

"It is something you do for
yourself, for the sake of your own inner freedom."

It takes waaaay too much energy to harbor ill feelings for a long time.

Alicia said...

i love that....so true! it feels so much better to forgive and move on towards happiness...and it takes so much less energy than holding on to the past...

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

So true, so true. Holding grudges and ill feelings I believe makes us sick inside mentally and physically. A powerful post my friend!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Forgive & forget

I read this post on forgiveness and thought it would be nice to share! Here is an excerpt of it. You can view the whole post on this link.

Neither Annette nor Jake has grasped the basic fact that forgiveness is not
something you do solely for the person who hurt you. It is something you do for
yourself, for the sake of your own inner freedom. You forgive so that you can
live in the present instead of being stuck in the past. You forgive because your
grievances and grudges—even more than hopes and attachments and fears—bind you
to old patterns, old identities, and especially to old stories....

5 comments:

Roxane said...

That is so true! Thank you so much for reminding me!

Yaya said...

I agree, it is for yourself.


PS Thank you for stopping by on my special day!

The Redhead Riter said...

"It is something you do for
yourself, for the sake of your own inner freedom."

It takes waaaay too much energy to harbor ill feelings for a long time.

Alicia said...

i love that....so true! it feels so much better to forgive and move on towards happiness...and it takes so much less energy than holding on to the past...

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

So true, so true. Holding grudges and ill feelings I believe makes us sick inside mentally and physically. A powerful post my friend!