The Process of Forgiving
The process of forgiving starts with yourself! It is not about the other person. It is about being able to forgive yourself in order to move on and move forward once again. New Starts and New Beginnings!
“Holding onto anger is like holding onto a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else.
You are the one who gets burned.” ~Buddha
The Power of Forgiveness
It is about not feeling like a victim or playing the blame game!
It is about shifting from within and looking inward in forgiving yourself!
- What is this situation trying to teach me?
- What have I learned?
- What has this situation taught me about myself?
It is about discovering the power of forgiveness for yourself! It is about learning more about yourself, especially from within yourself!
It is about being open, honest and true to yourself!
I have learned:
- That there is at least two sides to every story when there is a situation.
- EVERYTHING is connected!
- I have everything I need if I listen to myself, follow my heart and trust myself.
- I need to love myself and my whole being.
- Communicate, listen and repeat. Remember to say what you really mean.
- I need to take responsibility for myself and my actions.
- To not take it personal and know that it is not about me at times.
- I cannot change people period!
- I need to take care of and support myself and my needs.
- It is a process to forgive that needs action and hard work to work through it. There is no easy button!
(Photos by RSheridan)
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Hurtfulness into Forgiveness
When you are faced with a difficult and challenging moment are you able to find forgiveness! I really try to discover the life lesson. However, it is hard when it is hurtful and strikes to the heart! Especially pettiness.
I know life is a gift and to live it each day with a bow on top! I really try to find the gratitude in my life; receive it and share it. It is finding the courage in the fear, the forgiveness in the anger, the belonging in the isolation and the healing in the hurt and pain!
It is finding the hope, love and compassion for myself and others! I do not want to dwell on the hurt, pain and anger, so not healthy. I want the forgiveness and gratitude to shine from within myself and share it with others! I hope to learn and grow from the experience and just move on.
(Photos by RSheridan)
Here’s to Finding A Way to Forgive and Discover the Gratitude in Your Life!!!
Is Forgiving Yourself
Do you make forgiving yourself a daily practice or at least a weekly or a monthly practice?
I know it is a challenge for me, but it is also necessary to do for myself too! I can stew and dwell. I can hold a grudge. I can play the blame game, throw a pity party or go on a gulit trip!
Reflecting . . . Contemplating . . . Forgiving . . .
What is the point? There is NO point! Where does it get me in doing so? NOWHERE! All that holding in and negativity is not a healthy or happy way to live my life. I will just end up driving myself nuts!
I need to practice forgiveness and move on, especially in forgiving myself! I cannot go backwards and rewrite the script. I can start again the next day and do the best that I can do! I am human and I make mistakes. What has happened, has happened! I need to live in the present, accept it and let it go.
It certainly is not my intention to hurt people! I need to better my communicating and listening skills. I want to have happy and healthy relationships with the people in my life! In practicing forgiveness with myself I am able to use my skills in forgiveness with other people and situations.
Baby Steps (Photos by RSheridan)
TODAY is a NEW! Day and Day of NEW! Beginnings!!!