“Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping it will kill your enemies" ~ Nelson Mandela

Forgive Yourself:

The past has NO power and the future has NO presence

Release your past

We hold ourselves hostage to so many old thoughts and old regrets, so many should-haves, could-haves, and if only's. Sometimes it’s at a steady low volume in our heads, like background music; other times we turn the volume up so loud that we can’t hear anything great coming out of ourselves.

People want the Law of Attraction work in spite of all that negative chatter going on in their heads. But the Law of Attraction is not magic. We all have to go through the process and do the work. There is no shortcut. There is no magic wand to remove our negatives experiences.

Those experiences are a part of you. It’s your job to learn how to love yourself and expect the best for yourself, regardless of what’s happened. The Law of Attraction is about shifting from all those places of negativity to possibility.

What if attaining happiness and fulfillment was as simple as going to bed at night after making a list of all the things you did that day fed your self esteem and waking up the next morning asking yourself, “How am I going to love and honor myself today?”

When we truly are in the divine presence of our own humanity, we naturally make choices that reflect love of our deepest selves and give ourselves the gifts we so fully deserve.

If you want to stop suffering, shift your perspective and ask yourself this important question: “How can I use what I am experiencing right now to grow and evolve?”


Anonymous said...

love reading ur blog im so passionately in love.. ;)

August 17, 2008 at 3:15 PM
Anonymous said...

Great post! Forgiving is one of the greatest love of all. A lot of people thought that forgiving means letting go of the person and condoning what he/she did. However, forgiving doesn't mean condoning what he/she did. And forgiving actually releases oneself from the negative aspect of love and giving control back to oneself. Gandhi said it best when he said, "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

August 17, 2008 at 6:36 PM
Kelly Olexa said...

Awesome post. I quoted you on my blog today it was so timely. Love it!

August 17, 2008 at 7:15 PM
TVK said...

Great post :) THanks for sharing this. THis reminds me a lot. I will quote you in my blog and link your blog. Thanks a lot.

August 18, 2008 at 7:52 AM
Dave Owen said...

I agree completely with your take on forgiveness.

When I do not forgive others of acts that I perceive to have caused problems, I rent space to them in my head. They may not even know that they have done anything wrong but they are taking up a lot of my energy keeping the "wrong" alive.

Another thing to keep in mind is for one to build self esteem one should practice esteem able acts.

Life is as good as I allow it to be.

August 18, 2008 at 9:09 PM
Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. I'm inclined to think that the only way not to hate yourself is not to hate anyone else either--which of course Nelson Mandela said far better than I could. We tend to think that not forgiving is somehow a way of taking revenge on those who've hurt us, and yet, it only hurts us.

August 19, 2008 at 10:15 PM
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