“On the one hand, forgiving someone who has wronged you can be a way of letting go of things that were hurtful, and moving on into the future. On the other hand, nursing a healthy dose of anger can give one a source for empowerment, as long as we don’t let it consume us.” -Starhawk
“Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.” -Gandhi
“Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves.” - Thich Nhat Hahn
Apologies are sometimes necessary.
To the Tumblrverse and the D/s Lifestyle community in that much of what I said yesterday came from a wrong place. It was my opinions and though I may be entitled to them, I am not entitled to how I went about certain things. My apologies are offered with great sincerity.
More To Learn, Always
I did not realise I was so righteously angry until it was pointed out to me. I have reasons for it. I have the right to be angry. But in the end what does it serve me? Who is it helping? It is not helping me. It hurts me emotionally, physically & spiritually. I do not need it. I need to and am even now consciously working on Letting It Go.
Release it all so as to heal. And though I will not forget, I will grow from these experiences and not allow anyone or anything to harm me in the same ways ever again. I am taking back my power as it were. Not allowing the negatives to muck about with me.
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the process of Forgiveness, I am also forgiving myself for things I have said and done. If I do not I will only feel guilty and start to loathe myself. I am often my own worst critic. I am thankful for wise counsel that has helped me see a reality I was refusing to.
Now is the time of great changes to begin within and without me. I do not know who I will be on the other side. But I think I will like her a lot better. I am IMHO an okay person now, I want to be a better woman over all.
Thanks for Listening.
Shining in the Dark,