Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Forgiveness - The Greatest Christmas Gift There Is

The holidays are definitely upon us. Even though we can have lots of fun tempers can also get short. To help make our holiday time with family and friends more enjoyable remember this. What we think colors the world we see. If we want to change the world around us all we need to do is change the way we think about the world. The way we see the world is fueled by our thoughts. Our thoughts are very powerful. They determine who we are and how we choose to see others and our circumstances. Our thoughts are colored by our emotions which are also fueled by thoughts. So, if we want more happiness in our lives then we need to become more aware of our thoughts. This is what forgiveness is about.

Forgiveness is a voluntary act, a decision to let go of our anger and resentment so we can have happier and richer lives. It is not about denying the other person's responsibility for hurting you and it doesn't minimize what your experience is. It means that you choose to see the situation differently, in a way that can bring you peace. It helps you see with spiritual sight. This is what the holiday season is all about.

2 comments:

kumarmahi said...

I love the concept of forgiveness. forgiveness that heals everything!
excellent work. thanks

kumar

Dr. Eileen Borris said...

Kumar, thank-you so much for your comment. This work is something that i am very passionate about. Eileen