Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness ~ Steve Maraboli
One of the greatest lessons you can learn is “forgiveness” which can be extremely hard when you may have been physically harmed. Retaliation is a natural response, but if you are to avoid more karma, it’s best to walk away from such temptations.
It takes a strong willpower to keep calm in such circumstances but it simply tells you that every negative action has to be made useful at some time. The Biblical story of Jesus told of “turning the other cheek,” is symbolic of how your aim should be. Keep calm and walk away from the temptation to seek revenge. 1
I want to share with you a snippet of a prayer that I say most nights.
I call now for the Petal of Forgiveness to open in my heart.
I forgive all those who have harmed me (you may name them) in any way and all those who caused me pain, consciously or unconsciously.
I ask to be forgiven by anyone (you may name them) that I have harmed, offended or caused pain to.
And I forgive myself for all my actions and thoughts that are not aligned to unconditional love and divine will.
I pray that one day we may all realize God’s essence within us and remember our promise to the divine plan and to humanity so that we may fulfill this on the earth in loving kindness.
Contributing to #ForgivingFridays, a wonderful blog by Debbie.
1 Mike Quinsey