Self Mastery… Day Twenty One – Forgiveness

30 January, 2011

This is my 28 day Mastery of Self diary. It contains thoughts and lessons from the initial course I took in June 2010 and the re-cap in January 2011. I will start each daily post with some quotes pertinent to the daily topic, then the lesson quotes that stood out for me at each itteration of the course plus some other observations that may be of interest/help. You’ll find my overview of the whole course here and Libby’s site for extra info and sign up here.

“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” – Mark Twain

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Lewis B. Smedes

2010 course – I forgive as I CONTINUOUSLY let go of blame and judgment, past hurts, disappointment and resentment. Forgiveness requires that I trust that everything is always in Divine Order.

2011 recap – Transforming my little i’s frees the energy necessary to heal myself. Self-forgiveness is as important as forgiveness of others.

I notice times when I am not being kind on myself as I notice a lack of discipline or non-acceptance. Today I am reminded to Love What Is and whatever I am is just perfect for today and we can work from there…

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Lisa Howard January 30, 2011 at 6:35 pm

It is the world CONTINUOUSLY that hit me today. I forgive and then something happens and I am needing to practice forgiveness again, and then something happens….a continuing process. Sometimes the best way to forgive is to move on, but what happens when moving on is not an option? What can I change within myself to accept and forgive? This is what I am working on.

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Libby February 5, 2011 at 5:58 am

What does “move on” mean to you, Lisa?

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L. Kae January 31, 2011 at 1:43 am

I am still working on forgiving myself when I get off my path as well as drivers who cut me off on the road :-)

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