Today I wanted to share my thoughts on the power of forgiveness.
It’s true to say that in my own life and witnessing the life of others around me one of the biggest “hurdles” is that of forgiveness both of self and others.
Bringing compassion to those wounded parts from which possibly, self sabotaging behaviours still come from is key.
How many times have you found yourself saying . “I can’t believe I have done it again!!”
The strong voice of the inner critic can be a powerful force in disabling ourselves.
I have seen people after having “accomplished” something good will sabotage it again and return to the familiar place of feeling less than. I certainly recognise this in my self.
This is the voice of the Ego mind that wants to keep us small. To feel less than and live in a “dark” place
We are I believe a product of our pasts which include our upbringing, external stimulus, experiences and from a deeper prospective from past lives that may be still “playing out”.
Whilst we are on the road of recovery in whatever form that takes, there will no doubt be an element of self parenting required.
This can be the hardest “job” in the world but also the most rewarding.
To forgive ourselves is the ointment for the soul that intrinsically wants us to feel at peace and reside in a space of joy.
We need to shine the light of awareness and curiosity on where we are at rather than judgement and self hatred.
Next time you say I’ve done it again would it be kinder to take this stand point of gentleness and self enquiry rather than “beating yourself up”?
Love and blessings.