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Handling a Big Forgiveness Challenge

by Susan Kramer


One of my biggest forgiveness challenges was a relationship gone sour.


What helped me reverse my bad feelings was to sit in meditation, and visualize the other in a rising sun. I've repeated this over the years, and I'm left feeling joy instead of negativity.


I think the main point of forgiving is to clear space in ourselves for our fullest experience of joy. Then we get to live our time on earth with the most inner en-joy-ment.


It is one thing to fill our hours with fun activities, but if we do not feel inner peace, inner joy, we have nothing left to fall back on at the end of the day.


Restoring our heart to its natural state of joy gives us a lasting experience of heaven while still on earth.


Reflecting on this, I'd rather make the generous gesture of forgiving and feel joy, than waste my time in unhappiness.


Whatever it takes

To regain peace and joy

Is worth taking the time and effort.

Forgiveness recovers our joy.


~ Susan Kramer


Handling a Big Forgiveness Challenge copyright 2019 Susan Kramer; photo of Meditation Mount from Kramer-Schaap archives


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A meditation and yoga practitioner since 1976, Susan writes on practical spirituality, family and social issues, and dance. Her instructional books are listed at her web site