” I free myself from hatred through forgiveness and love. I understand that suffering, when it cannot be avoided, is here to help me on my way to glory. I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers meet in the same sea. That is why I am, at this moment, an instrument of forgiveness, forgiveness of crimes that were committed; one crime I know about, the other I do not.”
” I forgive the tears I was made to shed I forgive the pain and the disappointments, I forgive the betrayals and the lies, I forgive the slanders and intrigues, I forgive the hatred and persecution, I forgive the blows that hurt me, I forgive the wrecked dreams, I forgive the stillborn hopes, I forgive the hostility and jealousy, I forgive the indifference and ill will, I forgive the injustice carried out in the name of justice, I forgive the anger and the cruelty, I forgive the neglect and contempt, I forgive the world and all its evils.”
” I also forgive myself. May the misfortunes of the past no longer weigh on my heart. Instead of pain and resentment, I choose understanding and compassion. Instead of rebellion, I choose the music from my violin. Instead of grief, I choose forgetting. Instead of vengeance, I choose victory.”
” I will be capable of loving, regardless of whether I am loved in return, Of giving, even when I have nothing, Of working happily, even in the midst of difficulties, of holding out my hand, even when utterly alone and abandoned, of drying my tears, even while I weep, Of believing, even when no one believes in me.”
” So it is. So it will be.”
This comes from the book “Aleph” by Paulo Coelho. As I said in my previous blog post, this book came into my life when I needed it the most. When you feel like your world is shattered and like your just a complete failure remember the power of forgiveness because it is extremely satisfying!
With all my love,