I am out of balance, out of harmony right now and it is not good feeling at all. I have failed.
It has been a long road for me, to let go and forgive certain aspects in my life. A while ago, I was able to forgive, a group of close friends that hurt me emotionally, while I was pregnant with P, my 5 month old. It was not easy but I felt lot better inside, when I finally did forgave them. Or I thought, I did.
Now months later, an email from one of them have opened the old wound again. I did not think, it would hurt since I believed, I have moved on from that petty issue. It sure hurts. Now I wonder, did I really forgave the first time? If I truly did, shouldn't I be more calm and cool? I am not sure of answers yet.
While, I am working on finding an answers and my balance again, I thought of leaving you all with a few quotes by a few wise people, on the subject to ponder over.
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.”
"You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.”
Lewis B. Smedes
“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.”
“The folks you help won't remember it and the folks you hurt won't ever forget it.”
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.”
“If you are never scared, embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances”
“When you can't remember why you're hurt, that's when you're healed.”
“Pain in the present is experienced as hurt, pain in the past is remembered as anger.”
Did you ever wonder why the one closest you, can hurt you the most? Have you been hurt by friend, lor oved ones? How do you pick yourself up again? What suggestions would you give?