Today’s forgiving journal is about seeing the good right in front of me.
I am not even sure how to start this blog. It was such a profound few weeks in Los Angeles and Japan, and I have grown so much.
Best I can do is say that I am learning how to REALLY see the good right in front of me. Japan showed me this. My time in NYC taught me more about this (it’s a real strengthener to go away from a community and job I knew to something where I knew little). And my stay in Los Angeles – where my spiritual HQ is located – reinforced this new practice, of seeing the good.
When I was in Japan, we went to a temple with a gorgeous bamboo forest. Leading up to that forest was a garden, trees, grass, and oh so much green. I was walking along, and all of a sudden I saw a man weeding near one of the trees. He caught my attention. Funny, because I almost kept going then something inside made me pause.
I took his picture. The first one he was intent, focused on what he was doing. Then he noticed I was photographing me, and he gave me the most beautiful smile. I am so touched and grateful to connect with this man.
Time for forgiving:
1 – Self-forgiveness: I forgive myself for judging myself for feeling scared to capture the good that I see. I forgive myself for judging myself for thinking I just didn’t have time, when maybe I was just nervous to express and stand with what I see.
2 – Letting God: I am aware of a golden Light … like a shining blessing for me to let go of my judgments. Boy do I let them go into the Light and walk free.
3 – Gratitude: I am grateful for this man who smiled at me in Japan. I am grateful for learning more about how I see and express the good. I am grateful for compassion – it moves my heart in opening, loving, and thankfulness.
I am glad to anchor this learning and use it going forward. It is important to me to see the good, inside of me and right in front of me. I am committing to this practice, for the adventure ahead.
I love you.
ps – it’s so great to be back blogging again!! Yes for #forgiveness!!