The inner strength: patience and forgiveness



“Patience serves as a protection against wrong as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you.”
- Leonardo Da Vinci


To develop love, we also have develop forgiveness and patience. To forgive someone, it helps to see beyond their surface imperfections and appreciate the beauty that lies deep within. Love always goes hand in hand with this recognition of inner beauty inside a person, and when we can see this inner beauty in a person and appreciate it, we help bring that beauty to the fore and perhaps prevent whatever unfortunate thing that person might have done from occurring again.


This world of ours can seem like a downright unfair place at times, but developing this quality of love for everyone you meet allows you to rise above ‘the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’ that people might throw at you and still keep your faith in humanity intact.

3 comments:

Hicham said...

I know we are living in some kinda Wild Wild World however I totally agree with what you said.

In other words, you can say that understanding is the ultimate behavior to achieve a healthy life!

November 4, 2008 at 5:31 AM
Kevin Touhey said...

“Forgiveness is the greatest healer of all.” - Gerald Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione
Holding on to resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person will die. It is your responsibility to move out of past hurts and into the true bliss of the present; without the excess baggage of condemnation. Don't you agree?

November 9, 2008 at 3:19 PM
Christine said...

Hello Hicham :) Well said!



Kevin, how true...
“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!


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?”

Cheers!

November 10, 2008 at 11:16 AM
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