The weak cannot forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.- Mahatma Gandhi
Shalom! Really beautiful to connect with you. I believe that by simplifying your personal and social life, you can really get to live your absolute best and burst the barriers that are preventing you from fully expressing your creative energies. We are marginal energies in the midst of the external and internal energies. That really means that we CHOOSE how to react to the circumstances that we find ourselves in. It is the greatest of human powers. To understand that no matter what happens the buck stops with you.
Forgiveness really cleanses the lenses through which you see yourself. It allows you to embrace inner peace that eludes so many and to rise beyond the boundaries of your ego to present your authentic self to the world and the brilliance that comes from within you. You forgive because you understand your value. Because your appreciate your existence. “A great deal of the chaos in the world occurs because people don’t appreciate themselves.”
In the pursuit of ego the world constricts. Our genius grows dull, people become stepping stones to our selfish ambitions. We fail to connect and to influence; compelling caring creates connection.
Forgiveness is a constant attitude. It allows love to shine through and to light the pathway to service. Without forgiveness, we cannot love. Without love we cannot serve. Without the demand to mature beyond ourselves, our leadership is made ineffective. Our impact vanishes. Judging people profoundly alienates them from who we are. Love is the absence of judgment. To achieve purpose we must be willing to fall to the power of forgiveness.
Forgiveness unleashes momentum. It bonds the human family. It occurs because we feel gratitude to the chance to share the divinity present in others. What we are thankful for we do not have time to judge.
“The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either — or both — when needed?”
― Gordon B. Hinckley