….is something you give yourself.  It means not having to remember a painful memory that must be tolerated any more.  Not having to re-live a hurt someone or something caused you.  A way to relieve the burden.  So, the ego is all about self.  It’s all about preserving the shrine of self.  Should a cut or breach occur in this pristine and fragile shell, the immediate response is usually retribution, retaliation, revenge.  It seems this would mean forgiving is a personal slight to one’s ego.

Wow.     Can a loving person have such a reaction?

You know the answer.  Why do you think the phrase “Seventy times seven” still floats around the subject?  It takes practice.  If you are tired of avoiding a certain someone; if you don’t want a particular memory to continue to plague you, next time it comes to mind: Forgive.  Forgive the other person, forgive the situation, forgive yourself. Yes, yourself… even your ego, for holding on to the whole thing.  Keep going until you can say to yourself: it doesn’t matter anymore.  I’m done with it, and it will never be a burden to me again.  Then replace that space with love for all of it, and move on.

You know what I mean, and yes, you can do it.

About Jean

Jean lives and works in the Great Northern state of Minnesota. Singer, musician, animal lover and spiritual pilgrim, she helps the office run smoothly by day, and trains clients in personal fitness and healthy living every other moment possible. She is the mother of two wonderful adult children, a daughter and son, who are forging their paths and both exercising their artistic talents.
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  1. Pingback: Can you forgive but not forget? | Jacqui Senn

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