Today’s forgiving journal is letting go of comparisons

Today’s forgiving journal is about letting go of comparisons.

I sat for a long time today, trying to decide what to write.  I compared this blog with other blogs that I wrote in the past, and I got down.  Because I don’t want to do it worse than before.

God, how is it that I am starting to judge what I write in my forgiveness blog? ❤ Isn’t that missing the point?

I just want to say that I have so many prayers to forgiveness.

Maybe the biggest one is to experience it.

I went to a really neat shop today, called Beaming.  In the bathroom, I saw a phrase, “The world is brighter when you’re beaming.”  Underneath it were two really great directives, “Be present. Be compassionate.”

These are two ways of being that are blooming inside of me as I write this blog.  Presence and compassion.

A dear friend mentioned that Buddha had this great quote on comparisons.  I couldn’t find that one.  What I did find is beautiful quote about how our compassion touches the places that need healing, as well as a beautiful quote by Rumi about how our Light lights the world.

This made me realize that there’s not really a lot that I need to do to let go of comparisons.  All I need to do is just keep practicing forgiveness and to share the Light that I am best I can right here and now…and to relax and allow the healing in.

I truly forgive myself for judging myself.

I love you.

Love, Debbie

ps – this post is in response to Dutch Goes the Photo’s Challenge this week, Bloom.  Frank, boy this one was a toughie for me.  🙂  Maybe the best ones are the posts that I really need to sit with!!  Anyway, I am claiming that I am a bloom in progress.

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49 thoughts on “Today’s forgiving journal is letting go of comparisons

  1. Ha 🙂 something I needed to read. As a young female myself I end uo comparing my self & my work to literally everything. So glad I read this, this was much needed. ☺️

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    1. So true! Funny you should mention that, because “joy” is one of the key qualities that I’m focusing on in experiencing right now. ❤ You are so wise. Have a wonderful week, and thanks for commenting. Blessings, Debbie

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  2. We are all our own harshest critics. I think the hardest thing in life is to have success early, because then the tendency is to feel you will never measure up to that success again. I guess it’s about starting each day as a blank slate 🙂

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    1. Isn’t it great? It was on the bathroom wall at a health food shop in Santa Monica … they sell healthy shakes and juices, and some amazing desserts. Very relaxing and soothing place. 🙂 Thanks for commenting. Blessings to you, good to connect ~Debbie

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  3. I relate to what you shared here Debbie. When I am challenged the most I want to run away, but in my heart I know sitting with it is where I can grown. I have learned to run toward the challenge and ask for help when I get there. Well, at least I can ask for help some of the time. Not always. As far as comparisons, they are a silly trap that we can so easily fall into. I know that I do. I am impressed that you noticed this, forgave yourself, and chose a new path. I think noticing is quite an achievement. I am cheering for you and grateful for your contribution to my day.

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    1. Oh Ali, thank you for sharing! I learned a lot. Running toward what we’re afraid of – and bringing compassion and love to it – is so healing, in my experience. You are a great reminder of compassion, and of loving, do you know that? 🙂 🙂 Have a wonderful day, and many blessings – Debbie

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  4. I definitely agree with you! Comparison can really bring you down sometimes, but you have to learn to forgive yourself for the mistakes you’ve made because only then will you be able to reach your full potential. 🙂

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