Everyday hurting people call looking for an herbal remedy for the sickness in their bodies, when the pain in their heart is what needs healing. Our bodies react to the emotional life we live. Dealing honestly with ones self is the only way to maintain a healthy body, mind, and soul.
It seems forgiveness is the key to living well. Honestly allowing yourself and those around you the right to be human.
What is forgiveness?
Forgiveness is an empowering gift you grant to yourself. It cannot be earned and is seldom deserved. In my life I have needed to forgive myself the most.
How do you forgive?
By understanding and letting go. Understanding is achieved when one can rise above the personal disappoint or wrong to view the situation through the eyes of someone else. Allowing yourself to see what is real.
Saying you forgive someone and yet continuing to emotionally punish them is not forgiveness. To truly forgive is to allow something different to take place.
Forgiveness allows both parties to move on into the promise of a new and beautiful tomorrow. Free of regrets, full of promise. A tomorrow where you can dream anything; and be anything you can dream. To truly forgive is to truly be free to love. When the heart is free of guilt and sadness, it is free to embrace all the beauty that is your life.
Forgiveness is freedom from control. No one can hold you down if you forgive yourself and those who have wronged you. Most of our life is spent acting out of the guilt and pain we are feeling. Learn to live in the here and now.
What will learning to Forgive bring into my life?
Learning to forgive will allow you to become one of those uplifting people, who is recharged each day by a life that is overflowing with emotional strength, goodness and vitality. These people brush by us in a moment and leave a beautiful fragrance in their wake. They do not sit and commiserate with us, but fill us with their grace and presence. They do not know all the answers nor do they try to know it all. Those who bless us with their insights are only sharing what they have learned about themselves. These people have learned to use their eyes to see and ears to hear, hearts to truly love and arms to truly hold.