Yes, spirituality is seeing and knowing the joy and beauty that surrounds you. But it isn’t all about nature and its beauty. It is also about seeing the joy and beauty in every human being. Even those we disagree with for they too have redeeming factors that need love; our love and compassion.
The meaning of spirituality is the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material and physical things. Aren’t we all spiritual beings?
I love what Tyler Perry has to say here…. If we don’t forgive then we are living in the past and we are stuck. Once we forgive it allows us to start walking forward.
Personally, I have never understood why anyone would hold a grudge against anyone and not forgive them. What purpose does not forgiving have? What does it do for you? Make you feel superior? What does that do? The other person doesn’t care. And why stoop to their level?
I think forgiving and moving forward is the best bet. You?
I have always believed when people hurt they tend to hurt others. And I know this can go on from generation to generation. If this is us, wouldn’t it be wonderful to be the person that stops the pattern?
When I feel someone is hurting, I try to ‘kill them with kindness’ but genuine kindness, from the heart. I don’t believe in getting angry back (believe me this doesn’t ALWAYS happen) and I try to put myself in their shoes to figure out why this is happening. I can’t always figure it out but I do know that I can be kind, compassionate, smile, forgive and love them no matter what.
As the quote says, ‘Love is the weapon of the future.’
Sometimes forgiving is the hardest thing to do. We get ourselves so enmeshed in the issue that we can’t even begin to think about how to forgive and we become a prisoner to it.
Why would anyone want to be a prisoner of something that they didn’t cause? Just because you don’t like how someone is treating you or someone you know is mean, you don’t need to ‘own’ their stuff. The problem is with the person causing the issue.
As Jesus said.. forgive them for they know not what they do! Sounds live good advice to me and a way to not be a prisoner of someones stuff!
We all think that we can’t help to make change or that anything we would do could cause change but it only takes one person to start a movement. And I think it sometimes takes forgiveness, forgiveness for those who don’t think like we do.
In this example, the change is started with love…. One person showing love and they turned around an entire group. Something to think about.