Happy #ForgivingFridays everyone! Yay! This is an opportunity for you to share about forgiveness & post about it ANY DAY this week! See guidelines below. ❤ You can post whatever inspires YOU to forgive and choose love. Maybe it’s a photo or inspiring quote, or a poem, or you can share about letting go like I did.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is letting go of right and wrong.
Today, I really demonstrated courage because I was willing to let go of what I thought was right.
This morning, I got into an argument with my partner. I wanted him to get off his position and just STOP and open and listen. Do you know what? It was me that needed to do that. I was so hell bent on sharing my point of view, of wanting to be heard, that I couldn’t see beyond that.
What I’m aware of now is a question: “What is beyond the right and wrong?” or “Can I trust that I’ll be heard/taken care of if I lay down my arms?”
In the moment this morning when I didn’t want to let go, I did anyway.
It took a while, and I eventually was able to let go. I did this by laying down my arms 🙂 , listening to myself and my partner, opening to compassion, and finally simply LAUGHING at the mirror he was being for me!
I am aware of how much I want to control other people and more importantly, myself. I forgive myself for judging myself for that. I love myself so much.
Doing forgiveness is giving me an amazing solid foundation to move beyond reactivity into deep loving and listening. It is the biggest bridge that I know between righteousness and what exists beyond that.
And I’m learning a lot about trusting the experience I have when I let go – that there is a greater presence inside that guides me and holds me. It reminds me that I AM the presence of love and that I am always held and supported. (Maybe this is the true bridge)
When I separate from love and get scared I’m alone, I have an affirmation to help me out:
❤ I choose life, trusting in the grace of my heart. ❤
At the end of my blog are a few photos (and a great Rumi quote) that for me, represent the bridge that forgiveness builds between fear and love – and that I can let go into love at any moment.
I am SO SO grateful for all of you who contribute to Forgiving Fridays. I learn so much from you! Here are this week’s contributions:
Etta of Simply Etta D. shared a beautiful post of how important support is in our lives – and that we may find it in the most surprising of places. Thank you Etta!
DeBorah of Roaming Urban Gypsy shared a beautiful photo collage of her cat (and other very cute animal pictures) that illustrate the unconditional loving of animals. A great help for coming to peace inside!
Xenia of Whippet Wisdom wrote a fantastic haiku on the simple act of trusting the natural flow of nature – plus a great photo of one of her dogs to illustrate!
Bernice of Spiritual Journey 17 wrote about her learnings in a coaching session with me, including an amazing tip to forgive ourselves. Love that.
Frank of Poetry, Short Prose and Walking contributed a one-liner on forgiveness that blew me out of the water! So illustrative of the value of letting go. (Great title too).
Pragalbha of Infinite Living gave us a profound poem on moving from “NOwhere” to “NOWhere” and also to the “somewheres” we sometimes need to go through to experience our own self-compassion.
Lacey of BigandPinkyToes wrote a goodbye letter to her 20s that was a combination of accepting and appreciating herself, and letting go and moving on. Welcome back to Forgiving Fridays!
And here’s one from last week in case you missed it – a story I found inspiring 🙂 :
Stella of Giggles & Tales shared about her neighbor’s random act of kindness to the community – a shining example of how simple acts of kindness touches and opens someone else’s life.
I love you.
Have an amazing week!
Here are the guidelines of #ForgivingFridays:
- Every day is Friday! Do a post today or anytime this week.
- Be creative – there’s LOTS of space for your expression! Write a poem, take a photo, post a quote, share your story … what opens your heart?
- Include #ForgivingFridays in your tags
- Create a pingback link to this post so I can find you.
- Have fun – you are awesome!!