It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Chapter 5, Page 17, Book 16

The past has no power over the present moment.

Eckhart Tolle

May 17th - learning to forgive and move on with a smile

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

 Alexander Pope

These words are a gentle reminder that in our humanness, we will more than likely make mistakes and that we have it within us to forgive the situation and move forward.

There is great value in every act of forgiveness.  You can forgive yourself, you can forgive others, and you can forgive even when you don’t know exactly who to forgive, because forgiveness is not about who is to blame or who is at fault.  It is about letting go, completely and permanently within yourself.

Feeling sorry for yourself and sabotaging the present moment with resentful thoughts of the past won’t make anything better.  Hurting someone else will never ease your own feelings.

The way beyond the pain from the past is not with vengeance, mockery, bullying or retaliation, but with love. Forgive the past, forgive yourself, forgive others, and love the present moment for what it’s worth.  

Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness. 

Marianne Williamson


betty said...

Unforgiving leads to bitterness, so I think it is better to forgive, not necessarily forget, but always to forgive, even if you have to do it over and over again.



Good advice all the way around. But especially knowing this, "forgiveness is not about who is to blame or who is at fault. It is about letting go, completely and permanently within yourself."