I’ve been doing some reading about forgiveness, letting go, being happy, plus more in that vein, for some time now. I had thought that I was getting something out of it, that I was beginning to understand what I needed to do, what I needed to say, how I needed to behave, to get to where I needed to be. While writing my previous post, it was obvious to me that I hadn’t been following the advice I had read, more precisely, I was just ignoring it. One very good website that I read frequently is “Marc and Angel Hack Life”. I find that one article I read recently is applicable to what’s been going on with me.
In “5 Unique Ways to Forgive and Let Go”, like the title says, the author talks about 5 ways. I found #3 very valuable. “Love” says:
“Feeling sorry for yourself and sabotaging the present moment with resentful thoughts of the past won’t make anything better. Hurting someone else will never ease your own inner angst.
If you’re disappointed with yourself or frustrated with someone else, the answer is not to take it out on the world around you. Retribution, whether it’s focused on yourself or others, brings zero value into your life.
The way beyond the pain from the past is not with vengeance, mockery, bullying or retaliation, but with present love.
Forgive the past, forgive yourself, forgive others, and love the present moment for what it’s worth. There are plenty of beautiful things to love right now; you just have to want to see them. Loving is never easy, especially when times are tough, yet it is easily the most powerful and positively enduring action possible.
If you’re feeling pain, don’t take action that creates even more pain. Don’t try to cover darkness with darkness. Find the light. Act out of love. Do something that will enable you to move forward toward a more fulfilling reality. There is always something good you can do. There is always love to give. Fill your heart with it and act in everyone’s best interest, especially your own.”
I think I’m going to spend some time reading some more from this site and others. I’ll keep posting here with how things are going. If anyone has any web sites they find helpful and are willing to share please put them in the comments section. Thanks