Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The bliss of forgiveness

To know peace, 
we must forgive everyone,
no matter what they've done.
Our instinct when we get hurt is to put up walls...
as a way to avoid more hurt.
But these walls also block love and joy.

Hurt, disappointment, and rejection...
 are feelings we all get to experience.
It is not a reason to harden our hearts.
The bliss of loving others...
far outweighs any pain...
we may have suffered in the past.

My living room

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
Marianne Williamson

"My heart is open"