“Sincere forgiveness is not coloured with expectations that the other person apologizes or changes. Don’t worry about whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time. “
Forgiveness is a tough topic and one that is often difficult to navigate. Our ego plays a part and most of us have a hard time ignoring the ego.
The book I am reading, like many of its kind, help to understand that the mind, and little voice that often accompanies it, is powerful and it takes strength and practice to hear it and decide what should be ignored and what is valuable.
Things have happened in life that may leave you with the unpleasant feelings of frustration anger and/or sadness. We are a victim to these events. This is the story we create, and live in.
I am on a path to change this story. What happen “to me” is not a defining thing that IS me. My core remains the same as it was when I was without the history of external situations, the same as the one I was born with. I would like to move past the stories and no longer be a victim. I will walk through the circumstances that are holding me back and live more congruently. I want to pursue the future that was meant for me and love myself for who I am. I can only change myself and how I experience the world around me, and intend to embrace the me deep within.
It has taken some time for me to get here, and I am aware of how tough the road ahead may be. I am willing to walk that difficult road and work on a better relationship with myself. I do not feel the need to force those around me to join but welcome anyone who would like to come along for the journey.
Loving yourself for the person you are on the inside is not a cliche. It is the solid truth and the one I am moving forward with.
I forgive, love and cherish those precious people in my life. No matter what our relationship looks like, I value the lessons I have gained from the experiences I have had. We are all on a journey and each one of us at a different juncture.
I believe loving myself will open up my connections and opportunities. I look forward to the freedom, happiness and love that will present its self through my new lenses. I am so very grateful for the past 50 years and look forward to the next chapter.
Thank you for being in my life. Xo