Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Thoughts on Forgiveness - On International Forgiveness day

"Forgiveness as a Key to the Future. The practice of forgiveness has been shown to reduce anger, hurt, depression and stress and leads to greater feelings of hope, peace, compassion and self confidence. Practicing forgiveness leads to healthy relationships as well as physical health. It also influences our attitude which opens the heart to kindness, beauty, and love. The most complete and lasting revenge is forgiveness. Forgiveness is for you and not for anyone else. Forgiveness helps to heal those hurt feelings. Remind yourself that you can hope for health, love, peace and prosperity and work hard to get them. Remember that a life well lived is your best revenge. Amend your grievance story to remind you of the heroic choice to forgive. A life well lived is the best revenge.

That practicing forgiveness contributes to stronger, more lasting and more loving relationships, a more real and lasting sense of self worth and purpose, a more heightened feeling of freedom, joy and laughter on a daily basis "

Have a nice day!