Come On Ladies. Let it Go!

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Notes:

  • Source and read more at: wsj.com: The Healing Power of Forgiveness
  • Post inspired by: “It’s hard to move on if you don’t forgive,” he said. “It’s like trying to dance with a lead weight on your shoulders. The anger can weigh you down forever.” ~ Diane Chamberlain, Pretending to Dance
  • And inspired by: “I have simplified my life to just three principles, which I try to practice. I cannot say I have mastered them. I attempt. I fall, I falter and I attempt. I call my spiritual rowboat Surrender — complete surrender to the will of the Greater Power. The act of surrendering is so important that Who or What you surrender to becomes insignificant. It is the surrender itself that is important. My two oars are instant forgiveness and gratitude — gratitude for the gift of life. I get angry, I get mad, but as soon as I remind myself to put my oars into action, I forgive.” ~ Balbir Mathur

 

Comments

  1. I have had immense emotional shifts and positive results from forgiveness. My emotions and grief were lightened by my ability and intention to forgive. As a Counselor, we are taught that most depression is about Anger. Anger is a result of unforgiveness. Forgive. Allow Freedom..

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  2. Forgiveness after expressing your anger is easy. Without expressing or letting out your anger or feelings makes more depressed.

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  3. Daysinthefifties says:

    I think it hard to graph forgiveness but the visual does remind us of its power.

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  4. What did you do now, David?

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  5. From generation to generation of women it was passed down in a world where their voices were not fully heard or their true nature recognized. Creators and nurturers of life should not be in the shadow of men.
    No wonder forgiveness is hard for many women…. I’m not so sure about ladies though. 😉

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  6. Gosh … I did misread this didn’t I! Looks like something needs my attention … And forgiveness today 💛

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  7. A letter, unsent, to one who has hurt you….it can lead to healing without confrontation.

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  8. Women AND Men, not just “Ladies”, would improve the world if all would forgive and move forward to a more peaceful planet.

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  9. interesting, that power of forgiveness

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  10. Reminds me to that Buddha quote: You will not be punished FOR your anger, you will be punished BY your anger. And I do know that this is sooo true.

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  11. Ten minutes. I’m still working on trying to interpret this chart. Or maybe it’s about doubting the validity…?

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  12. Some things though…just seem unforgivable…like my abusive marriage. Moving on is okay, forgiving some things, that’s tough.

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  13. My mom was fond of saying, “I can forgive, but I never forget,” which I realized much later was not forgiveness at all. This has always made forgiveness suspect for me and inconsequential. I found that acceptance worked for me much better (as in accepting that my mom was an unforgiving person).

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