A Course in Miracles ~ Lesson 121
“The unforgiving mind is full of fear, and offers love no room to be itself; no place where it can spread its wings in peace and soar above the turmoil of the world. The unforgiving mind is sad, without the hope of respite and release from pain. It suffers and abides in misery, peering about in darkness, seeing not, yet certain of the danger lurking there.”
How does a beautiful child full of innocence and love become a vessel that through the years holds layer upon layer of guilt, pain, and shame? How does a soul forget its beauty; its magnificence?
This back slide into unknown territory happens ever so slowly and as it moves into a full-blown life, erodes the memory of perfect love.
The key to happiness is forgiveness. The key to forgiveness is to soften your heart and let it open like a flower as it reaches for the sun. Did you know that the morning glory flower only lives for a day? It blooms pre-dawn, and then in all its glory spends one magnificent day basking in the sun.
May you recognize the importance of our time here, WHILE YOU ARE HERE. We are afforded more time than the morning glory, but it is my experience that most people waste so much of it allowing themselves to be chained to an unforgiving mind.
I have worked with forgiveness, and I can see and feel the difference it has made in my life. I have returned to a state of peace that lives deep inside. This peace radiates to those around me, because when one heals…we all feel the benefits.
The concept is simple, but not necessarily easy. The journey of forgiveness travels through pain but offers salvation on the other side; a recognition of truth.
THE LIFTING is a post from the past about healing through forgiveness that you may enjoy. You can access it HERE.