Friday, December 31, 2010

Mixed thoughts

"Look, the guy was angry. Ever been there?"
(By a friend explaining to others that they didn't have to rally behind for attack by another.)

I think it helps the ego to understand a "reason" for forgiveness, and thus can help progress, if you find a good explanation. In this example, remembering how you feel and act when really angry can help forgive the anger of others.

"Onward, ever onward."

Said by a teen girl who was brain-damaged by a violent rape, and could hardly talk or walk. Yet she progressed on with good courage.
Wherever you are, that's where you start.

The best way out is always through.
-- Robert Frost

Face things. Takes courage, but it's how it works.

Even the best of friends need time apart.
-- Mark Heath

I got very sad and confused when I no longer was in contact with people who used to be close friends. But I'm starting to see the whole game as a big, complex progress which we can't overview from a human viewpoint, and if you're apart, it may be with good reason, and you'll always meet again in the end (though maybe not in this lifetime).

I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know.
-- Joanna Field

Couldn't have said it better.

My own thoughts recently:

It all starts with the intention. It might take time to see the results though. 

Good to remember, so you don't get discouraged when it takes time. 


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year 2011 to you. Several weeks ago, when I was talking to a person who was looking back to how his alcohol consumption effected the people in his life, we spoke of forgiveness. He wanted to apologize to them, and said "they probably won't accept it, because, this is not the first time ". I had to remind him that even if they forgive him or not, the apology and the forgiveness is truly for his own self, because, he has to forgive his self and release his own mind from his own judgement. (we tend to be our worst critic). Loving own self, will also allow one to love others and vice versa..i.e. For this reason Confession is used in Catholism to release you, to forgive own self is to forgive others. oooppss...maybe I am looking too into it...anyway, wishing you a blessed happy New Year.

eolake said...

And the same to you.

Well said.