What is forgiveness? How do you go about forgiving? What happens when you actually go ahead and forgive?
Forgiving requires a courageous choice. The courageous choice is whether you are willing to consent to this healing.
In Greek, to forgive means “to let go.” Forgiveness is offered without conditions. Using techniques such as forgiveness meditation/prayers or stopping to apply internal reflection, forgiveness can be centered on someone alive or someone who has passed on. In letting go and forgiving, the process is not about wishing they would change.
“Things do not change, we do.” Henry David Thoreau
This short statement is a call to action that labels us as personally responsible for the directions our lives take. If life is different than we wish it to be, merely waiting for something to change is like hoping to complete a marathon while keeping our feet planted at the starting line. Any scientist will tell you that change requires action. Many people know that they want change, but feel as though they are stagnant, uninspired or even stuck. It is not uncommon to want change, but often we feel stuck because we have a muddled vision of what specific change will point us toward our desired outcomes. Read More
How you spend your time defines who you are. I try not to waste time — because I don’t want to waste myself.” Oprah Winfrey
Isn't that a great way to view one of our greatest resources? Time management could easily be called "Self Management". We all wonder where our time goes. Lose the focus or not take the time to gain clarity and you could wind up passing months or years not reaching your goals.
I had not noticed resilience in myself until I'd lived with illness for a decade. When I recognized it, I sensed this would help me create a satisfying life while living with chronic health problems.
When I became a parent, I wanted to nurture resilience in my children. I seriously believed that my daughters needed to SEE this behavior in me. This became a key motivator for me. Funny thing happened. I got better at being resilient to my health problems -- and other parts of my life -- with practice.
Wonder how to unearth solutions to your most vexing problems? Don't have a sage to give you the answers?
Often the answers are inside you. You just need to pull them out.