Forgiveness is an art. It’s a hard skill to master for all of us. The following exert comes from The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu, and it is a beautiful, inspiring read.
Why We Forgive
And if you need a little help saying I’m sorry or more on forgiveness from Jack Kornfield.
How are you feeling today? Are you feeling your strong authentic self? Or, today, are you feeling powerless? Are you trapped in a victim mindset?
In this article from Deepak Chopra you will discover ways to bring yourself into your full power. The advice comes under the following headings:
What is unworthiness? It’s the experience of having parts of your personality say, “I’m not worthy.” For example, they might say, “I am unworthy of the love that I have in my life, or the wealth that I have.” More commonly, they might say, “I am unworthy of the happiness that I feel.” Thoughts such as “It’s too good to be true,” and “This can’t last forever because it is too good” are experiences of unworthiness. You feel unworthy of what the universe has given you, you feel that you do not deserve it, that the other shoe will fall, and it is only a matter of time before you will get what you really deserve, which will be painful.
What is holding you back from happiness?
Sometimes we need to accept that we are human and that being human means we are not perfect. When you experience authentic sharing from others, particularly when they share their imperfections, you realize we are all in the same boat and that it’s okay not to be perfect.
If you feel like you’re needing a bit of a confidence boost then check out these interesting suggestions – Boost Self Esteem. I think you’ll be surprised by some of the tips and tricks mentioned.
How do you see yourself?
How do others see you?
Isn’t it amazing how differently we see each other!
This guy is mega inspiring. You may have seen him before – his name is Nick Vujicic, and he has no arms and no legs. Every time I see him in action he totally blows me away. Even though he has such a huge disability he is happy and living a fulfilled life.
If you’ve ever felt sorry for yourself, or, if you’ve thought that life has been treating you badly, then this little clip might just make you rethink your attitude.
Take Nick’s example and use your own uniqueness to make a difference!
Check it out.