Stan’s Corner, Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A nice reading for the day:  “The most loving form of detachment I have found has been forgiveness.  Instead of thinking of it as an eraser to wipe another’s slate clean or a gavel that I pound to pronounce someone “not guilty,” I think of forgiveness as a scissors.  I use it to cut the strings of resentment that bind me to a problem of a past hurts.  By releasing resentment, I set myself free…         When my thoughts are full of bitterness, fear, self-pity, and dreams of revenge, there is little room for love or for the quiet voice of guidance within me.  I am willing to love myself enough to admit that resentments hold me back, and then I can let them go.”

Courage to Change