Things We Don’t Know Yet
How to create a childhood worthy of the sacredness of the child
How to forgive ourselves, entirely
How to love without projection or dependence
How to honor the strength of love alongside the strength of might
How much we are held, blessed
What we would create, if we believed we could.
We’re still young, still in an early era.
The status quo is just a middle chapter.
Have compassion for this fools’ world of ours
and don’t be afraid to be the one to help us turn the page.
– Tara Mohr
photo credit: Alina Daniker
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Have a wonderful evening.
Great! Just wonderful. So releiving 🙂
I do forgive myself entirely. Or as fast as my issues come up. I just spent last week with two grandsons and a daughter. After returning home I realized how critical I am of one grandson. It was difficult to forgive myself immediately. However after processing my feelings, emotions and understanding I completely forgave myself.
I knew I was a critical parent. However I feel like another layer of my past was shed, at a deeper level. What I’m saying is I forgive myself completely as soon as I have the awareness that I need too.
Now as I’m typing this I’m getting an insight that I don’t have to wait for awareness. I only need to completely forgive myself moment by moment.
When we turn the page and get all of this we’ll experience heaven on earth.
I’m printing this off so I can refer back to it before spending time with my family. That’s where my greatest love is and my biggest lessons.
“How to forgive ourselves, entirely”
Ahh, the “entirely” here makes all the difference! Sometimes I think I’ve forgiven myself, or someone else, only to find later that I have more forgiving to do.
I wonder if there is a way to forgive ourselves entirely–the first time, for keeps. Maybe this is part of what wisdom is?
The first point – even contemplating about it is so humbling, but it may also be the source of wonderful insights. Wonderful!
Responding belatedly to your beautiful idea of forgiving ourselves entirely, for keeps.
My sense is there is that space of unconditional love and forgiveness that abides within us, but part of the human predicament is we keep forgetting it, leaving it, and then have to find our way back again.
What do you think about your question?