I discovered a few years ago, that great peace comes with forgiveness. Prior to that, I was finding it hard to come to peace with a particularly difficult break-up. I kept being haunted by thoughts such as, “Why didn’t he try harder? What did I do wrong? and “How could he do such a thing?”
But these questions only further tormented me. Someone then suggested to me that everybody is doing their best. My first thought was, “Bullshit.” This particular person in my life had not behaved well at all. But slowly, slowly, I began to accept that everybody really was doing their best. This person included. He was doing his best, with what he had.
Buddha is quoted as saying, “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” This was true of me in the above situation. I was suffering, not the person I thought had so wronged me.
So what’s the answer to feeling uncomfortable emotions?
Are you feeling bitter? Try forgiveness.
Are you feeling depressed over a certain situation? Try forgiveness.
Are you feeling so angry that you shake when you think about someone? Try forgiveness.
Here are three simple and powerful ways to experience more forgiveness in your life.
- Try putting yourself in the other person’s shoes. Take into account their childhood and the things they learned growing up.
- Use your imagination to see them as a tiny baby and then imagine your adult self forgiving them.
- Practice the Hawaiian prayer of Ho’oponopono Click here for my favourite singing version: https://youtu.be/ckYUbuBnRuw
If you’d like a deep dive and nurtured 40-day journey into forgiveness you might like to join my upcoming Free to be Me online program. It starts on 5 October 2020. Investment, in finding more personal freedom, is $444. Look here for more details. https://www.canva.com/design/DAEELBiolsQ/W51aWrHo8BiZIHZgflTXEw/view?utm_content=DAEELBiolsQ&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton
And remember – great peace comes with forgiveness. The choice is yours and you can make it today.
If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0416 733 834.
With love from my braveheart to yours,