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Category Archives: Forgiveness
Do you find forgiving others a real struggle?? Is resentment affecting you or holding you back? Is there any bitterness or anger from past issues that could be affecting your health or happiness? Do you think that forgiving others is a sign of weakness, backing down, letting others win, giving others power or accepting what they have done as okay? If we think in these ways then forgiveness can be near on impossible. So what can we do to help?? Continue reading
Do you treat others how you want to be treated? Do you reap what you sow?These statements are not only true for our words but also for our actions, thoughts and wishes for others too. If you think negative thoughts about others, if you wish negative things for others, you are basically wishing these things for yourself? Makes you think……………. Continue reading
Can you be a bit of a dog with a bone sometimes???? Do you find it hard to let go of an issue or problem??? Do you find yourselves thinking about a past issue and going over and over it in your mind a bit too much??? I know I can definitely be guilty of this one. I read something once that made me realize that I should really try to “Let Go” of past stuff and move on. I thought I might share this story with you and hope it helps…..(I will improvise the story as I don’t remember it word for word): Continue reading
Would you rather be right or happy as a pig in mud????? Not saying that you must decide between the two, but sometimes when we have the need to be right all of the time we can become very unforgiving, extremely inflexible and quite frankly difficult to get along with. Is it better to bend and flex in the wind and go with the flow, then to be rigid, unmovable and crack in the wind? Continue reading
Were your parents perfect? Did they always say and do the right thing? Were they always there for you? Did they understand you through every stage of your life? Was there never a harsh word said between you? Did they always let you do
everything you wanted? Was there never a time when you were grumpy with them? Was every choice they made for you wonderful? If you answer yes to all of these questions, then may I suggest that you are a very rare person? Continue reading
Recently in the news famous Aussie celeb Danni Minogue made headlines by posting a Tweet about forgiveness….It read something like…
Forgiveness is not forgetting but letting go of the anger………. So true…..do you know how long it took me to get this one and to be able to put it into practice??……….
A long time. Imagine every resentment as a big heavy sack that you are dragging around……How many can you carry????????
I used to think that you had to try to forget the issue. We don’t have to forget but we must try to let go of the hurt and the anger. We must
try to put down that sack that is weighing us down and move on. Ever heard that saying “Build a bridge and get over it….” it is true. Now I know
some things are much harder to forgive….but just think of it this way….
Forgiveness is not something that you do for others but something that you do for yourself to be well and to move on.
When you hold onto anger it is like holding onto a burning log……guess who is getting burnt???…YOU! NOT the person you can’t forgive.
There are many ways to do this………. Literally throw it away…into a river; beach etc. Burn it. Write it all down and get it out and throw it away. Whatever works best for you? Now I know that this falls into the category of easier said than done lesson and your right…..but sometimes the hardest lessons are the most powerful and life changing. What has helped you forgive? Please let me know….we need all the tips we can get…..