Monday, April 04, 2011
A Season for Nonviolence Reflections - Week 10
By making peace with ourselves and others we begin to let go of needless resentments and free our soul to enter into a better world. But, for many it is not easy to forgive oneself or others. It is easy to get trapped and suffer endlessly. Working through this struggle is essential.
By letting go of our resentments we forgive. Mourning what we cannot change can help with this endeavor. If we struggle with forgiving ourselves we can remember that we are not all-knowing. We are in process. We can see our shortcomings as simple opportunities to grow.
Once we are free of resentments we make room for happiness to enter into our lives. We can begin the art of cultivating happiness.
This week slow down enough to breathe in life. Attempt to express peace in your thoughts and words. Tell yourself, "Today and always, I model peace by the way I live my life."
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