Posts tagged ‘hurt’

Free to Forgive

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When I feel hurt it is usually because someone did something or said something – or maybe did not say or do something.
Then I feel I am not able to forgive them – perhaps I don’t want to forgive them.

What is it that I want from them? To change, to feel the hurt, to feel regret?

I need to step back and realise that by not forgiving them I am holding onto the feelings of hurt and remembering them again and again…. building walls of impression and vision which will influence the future.

In the process of forgiving, I am letting go but also subtly helping the other person to let go as I am no longer ‘holding’ on to them with negative thoughts and feelings.

When I forgive I make peace with the past. It does not change the past but it allows the possibility of so much more in the future.

Forgiveness takes place in my own mind and heart … It has nothing to do with anyone else.

 

Om Shanti

February 23, 2017 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

Why Hurt?

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Someone said something, someone did, or did not, do something and I am hurt by that. No matter how much I wish to stay in a positive and happy place, it seems as though others influence and change that. They continue to hurt me and cause me pain and sorrow.

However the fact is that I have no control over anything or anyone except myself. When I deeply and practically learn to accept this in my life then I will realise that no one can ever hurt me. People can behave as they wish to but it is what I do with someone’s negative behaviour – the shape and power I give that negativity inside my mind – that will decide if it causes me to hurt or not.

It is not an easy lesson to accept but the reality is that how I choose to respond is entirely in my hands. .

Let me empower the self by applying this lesson practically in my life from this moment onwards. Let me chose to remain happy.

 

Om Shanti

July 28, 2016 at 7:19 am Leave a comment

It Will Pass

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When confronted with a challenge, it is as though somehow I allow my mind to become totally engrossed with the person or situation that is challenging me – it becomes the focus of my thoughts and feelings. I may not even be consciously aware of it.

Quite often the situation is relatively small but, with the support of my thoughts and feelings, it becomes huge.

I may be feeling uncomfortable, I may even have been hurt, but thinking and re-thinking will only feed those emotions further.

If I take a moment and stand back form the scene, it gives me an opportunity to reflect on the matter and understand how best I can manage the situation. It takes courage to stop, step back, learn and accept that in life everything that comes will pass.

The situation will pass, the pain will pass and the people will pass – it will pass.

Stop and watch the scenes in life – they will pass if I allow them to. Will I let them pass?

 

Om Shanti

June 4, 2015 at 9:02 am Leave a comment


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