“i will forgive the tears i was made to shed,
i forgive the pain and the disappointments
i forgive the betrayals and the lies,
i forgive the slanders and intrigues,
i forgive the hatred and the persecution,
i forgive the blows that hurt me,
i forgive the wrecked dreams
i forgive the stillborn hopes,
i forgive the hostility and jealousy,
i forgive the indifference and ill will,
i forgive the injustice carried out in the name of justice,
i forgive the anger and the cruelty,
i forgive the neglect and contempt.
i forgive the world and all its evils…”
“I ALSO FORGIVE MYSELF. MAY THE MISFORTUNES OF THE PAST NO LONGER WEIGH ON MY HEART. INSTEAD OF PAIN AND RESENTMENT, I CHOOSE UNDERSTANDING & COMPASSION. INSTEAD OF REBELLION, I CHOOSE THE MUSIC [FROM MY HEART] OF MY VIOLIN. INSTEAD OF GRIEF, I CHOOSE FORGETTING. INSTEAD OF VENGEANCE, I CHOOSE VICTORY…”
“I [will] AM capable of loving,
regardless of whether I AM LOVED [in return]
Of giving even when I have nothing
Of WORKING HAPPILY even in the midst of difficulties
Of HOLDING out my hand, even when utterly alone and abandoned,
Of DRYING MY TEARS, even while I weep,
OF BELIEVING, even when no ONE BELIEVES in ME.”
i was in the bookstore yesterday.. Aleph was on display. and when i scanned the book, this is the page that i opened. i figured… what the heck, this book is trying to tell me something. i only read the first “forgiveness” part. when i got home, i read the “capable” part… and it struck a chord somewhere… [deep inside]… i am doing all that all throughout my journey [which is never ending.] when people ask me how i can just take things “for granted” — to them.. when i choose not to do anything. i don’t know why. all i know that i have almost everything that my heart truly desires.
>CREATIVITY [endless --- and I AM forever greatful]
>TIME – [I have more than enough but can't get to have enough.. the day seem too short!!]
>MUSIC [i just listen .....]
>PURPOSE & MEANING… truthfulness to my dreams.
>WISDOM, ABUNDANCE ….
>and last but not the least…
i have ONLY LOVE inside my HEART. and i choose that over anything else in the world. and
I BELIEVE I AM LOVED. in a way that people may never comprehend how. but then, its really not for them to dissect that.
- Forgiveness is your greatest teacher. (positive-thoughts.typepad.com)
- In the Forgiving (kaysalady.wordpress.com)
- Prayer of Forgiveness (paulocoelhoblog.com)
- Empty Apologies and Forgiveness (whollyhappy.wordpress.com)
- Lies & Deceit (michellesmotivation.com)
- Forgiveness. (emilystroia.wordpress.com)
- Life’s Like That (madouthere.wordpress.com)
- Aleph and the USA media (paulocoelhoblog.com)