Have anyone in your life you haven’t been able to forgive? Perhaps this person is yourself! Positive thoughts and actions are the first steps to forgiveness and becoming a kinder and gentler person. Today’s quotes and tips are all about forgiving others and yourself and being a positive person.
Pay attention to your thoughts.
What we think, we become. —The Buddha
Every thought you think and every word you say is an affirmation for your future. —Louise Hay
When we focus on the negative, we perpetuate the negative. When we focus on the positive, we perpetuate the positive. Thoughts that we think over and over become our beliefs. And our beliefs determine our lives. So, practicing positivity will improve your life.
Go with the flow.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
—The Serenity Prayer
Wear life like a loose garment.
Wearing life loosely means that you accept the things you cannot change. You move with life rather than fight against. You are open to all of life as you welcome new things, new ideas, new friends, new experiences. You stop fixing others and let them learn from their own mistakes. You fully understand that all you really have control over is your thoughts, your behaviors and your attitudes.
Don’t hold grudges.
Unforgiveness is like drinking rat poison and hoping the rat will die.
Anything negative that you hold onto drains you of life energy. Unforgiveness poisons your body, mind and soul. People who hurt you were misguided. Forgiveness is not for them it is for you. As you forgive you untie yourself from the pain and hurt and create more spaciousness and clarity and joy.
Give love and kindness freely.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
Every day you can choose to be a loving presence. You can be a beacon of love that reaches out and touches the world in a positive and empowering and healing way. You have the sublime power to affect the quality of the people you come in contact with. And the wonderful thing about this is that like a pebble thrown into a pond your loving gestures will ripple farther than you can imagine.
Brenda Strausz is a holistic psychotherapist with a practice in Southfield. She combines traditional and alternative techniques to help you live with more ease joy and freedom. Her belief in the healing power of love and forgiveness guides her work. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.brendastrausz.com.
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