Sunday, January 10, 2010

Inspired to Love

How are you going with your new year, & indeed new decade, dear yogis? It's always an exciting time isn't it.. the new year equals a chance to start again, wipe the slate clean and dream big. But then by about the 2nd week or so (for some!) reality sets in, the alarm clock rings early for the day ahead, people at work begin to annoy you, people start cutting you off in traffic.... you know, LIFE happens and doesn't always go your way! So how can you maintain your grace and love when there are situations around you that frankly make it almost impossible to do so? Some interesting questions along these lines were raised on my fave new website, 37 Days, which have inspired this post. So is your 'grace maintainer' biting your tongue and counting to 10? Or would it change things if you were to forgive someone around you? "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future" (Paul Boese) Can you love the unlovable person/thought/action around you? How would it change YOU if you could do this? How would it change the situation? Food for thought. x

3 comments:

Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

This is something I'd like to {and need to} ponder for a little longer.

I love that photo! xx

Emma said...

i'm working on being generous: with myself and others. it's a struggle that i sometimes find it to be a struggles... i just want it to be easy.

thus. i like your quote on forgiveness.

thanks,

emma

Rachel said...

I just wanted to pop in and say hi and that I do so love your blog :)

Forgiveness is hard. So hard. But very much worth it. I have always found that you must forgive the action but that doesn't mean we have to continue to be friends with the person.

But if we don't forgive the action, we will carry it around like so much unnecessary baggage for the rest of our lives.

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