Friday, February 12, 2010

The Art of Forgiveness

A grudge damages the soul, impales the body and afflicts the mind. The only purpose served by holding on to resentment, is to entangle yourself in a web of continuous demoralization, it is absolutely useless. There will always be individuals who come into your life to cause disappointment.

Every time you are hurt by someone, especially someone you care about and hatred forms, you take away from yourself a peaceful mindset. The sole aim of anyone who wishes to cause you some sort of pain, is to keep you in a state of unhappiness because they are unhappy themselves. They should not be given the satisfaction.

It is easy to say “just let it go,” but truly forgiveness is a work in progress, it takes time and effort. In the end though, forgiving is not only meant to let bygones be bygones, what it essentially does is give you freedom to live each day without constant worrying and stress. It is not possible to live at your best with the weight of animosity resting upon your shoulders, forgiveness is the key.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Finding Self

The opinion of others concerning you does not necessarily outline who you are. Some people may like you and some may not, so you should not at any point in time take to heart, criticism that is really meant to be a stumbling block during your life’s journey.

You are a unique and beautiful individual, and when you decide to accept that this is how you were created, your life will be changed for the better. It is important to remember, if you cannot appreciate and love yourself first and foremost, you will fall short and your relationship with others will be inadequate.

Additionally, do not compare yourself to anyone, what you are capable of accomplishing others may not be able to, focus less on your weaknesses and more on your strengths. Your life may not be perfect and you may not have all the desires of your heart, but how you decide to live each day rests upon your shoulders, and your view of yourself defines who you are.