forgiveness

A Quote by Mayflower on nelson mandela, mayflower, and forgiveness

If you are carrying the burden of hate, anger, pain, bitterness over what someone has done to you.  I ask you what are you gaining from this state, what are the benefits? What are the losses, what are the missed opportunities you have experience from this state of living?  Have compassion for yourself and put that burden down, and feel the lightness of being and see the difference.

Mayflower Archipelago

Source: http://truthsojourner.zaadz.com/blog/2007/6/forgiveness_is_self-compassion

Contributed by: Hannes

A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on courage, dreaming, hate, forgiveness, trust, truth, patience, lies, triumph, disaster, and perseverance

If you can keep your head when all about you
   Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
   But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
   Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
   And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master;
   If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
   And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
   Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
   And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
   And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
   And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
   To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
   Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
   Or walk with Kings -- nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
   If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
   With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
   And -- which is more -- you'll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: "If," poem written 1895; first published in Rewards and Fairies, 1910

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on mistakes, errors, blunders, absurdities, forgiveness, and serenity

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Quotations Page (attributed)

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Lena Lees on kwan yin, goddess, meditation, visualization, forgiveness, compassion, made-up realities, moment-to moment consciousness, chakras, and oneness

"Gain strength. Suck up energy. Make a point to appreciate the fragrance of the flowers and the beauty of the sunset. It's like armor and then you're armed with an ability to be detached. One is meant to forgive, to forgive and be compassionate." The meditation tools Kuan Yin offers can be utilized while in the garden or when just daydreaming.

"Just let the mind go and look at a flower," instructs Kuan Yin. "Clear your mind."

"I'm looking at the flower and watching how Kuan Yin relates to it," comments trance channel Lena Lees. "I'm seeing how the act of relating to a flower appears to be so simple. Yet, it takes a tremendous amount of courage to make such a "simple" act important. I understand now how "busyness" can be a real distraction, how it can create "made up" realities. Being present means an absence of past and future. I'm seeing how bringing the mind into the present is the link to eternity and that true meditation is the acceptance of no past or future. I'm understanding how these are amazingly brave concepts, that there are only moments upon moments to be lived."

"Kuan Yin is showing me something-a tube, I think. I don't fully understand this diagram. It is as if one end is the past, the other the future. The middle of the tube, the present, is our way, our vehicle for changing reality. You slip into the universe, while living in this dream, this present. Your escape hatch is right here. It is like meditating upon a beautiful place. The more one dwells on the vision of the beautiful place, the more real it becomes."

"The only way to really utilize your human experience is to practice some kind of meditation or visualization," states Kuan Yin. " It does work. People really need it. It's the only way to get through the difficult times. This kind of practice puts one in the "Kuan Yin spirit". You're the watcher. Instead of judging, you just see. Whether meditating upon my form or bringing light into the chakras, all these techniques will help in one's life."

"It would be best if you could practice being in this moment and then in the next moment and so on. Try to be here, right now. Focus upon a leaf fluttering, light reflected on the waves. Things are more beautiful, afterwards. Make it your own experience. Things will taste, feel better. Colors will be brighter and you'll feel more alive."

"A powerful meditation is when contemplating the oneness of everything is to find something's unique qualities. For example, observing an island's wholeness and then focusing upon the uniqueness of a single stone. Westerners are dealing with this dichotomy on a grand scale. However, Kuan Yin wants me to emphasize that this meditation is simple but powerful. It's like physical exercise. One can practice it just once a day or as often as one likes. Other examples to meditate upon (other than an individual stone on the island beach) are faces in a crowd or a leaf on a tree. Each person (in the crowd) is unique and yet (at that very moment) part of the whole. The same is true for leaves on the trees. Practicing this deceptively easy meditation helps each of us to see reality."

Lena Lees

Source: The Living Word of Kuan Yin

Contributed by: Hope

A Quote by Lena Lees on kuan yin quotes, kwan yin quotes, forgiveness, and compassion


"Gain strength. Suck up energy. Make a point to appreciate the fragrance of the flowers and the beauty of the sunset. It's like armor and then you're armed with an ability to be detached. One is meant to forgive, to forgive and be compassionate."

Lena Lees

Source: The Living Word of Kuan Yin: The Teachings & Prophecies of The Goddess of Compassion & Mercy

Contributed by: Hope

A Quote by Ian Gardner on forgiveness, condemnation, and love

Forgiveness.

It is beneficial to forgive but better not to condemn in the first place.

Ian Gardner

Source: Ian's blog et al

Contributed by: Ian Gardner

A Quote by Emma Goldman on love, relationships, forgiveness, and gratitude

We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Beagle on forgiveness

forgiveness means saying thank you for giving me the experience

Beagle Bourgault

Contributed by: Doug

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on forgive, forgiveness, and peace

Forgive, you will have happiness.
Forget, you will have satisfacton.
Forgive and forget,
You will have everlasting peace
Within and without.

Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by Confucius on forgiveness

He who refuses to forgive breaks the bridge over which he, too, must cross

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Contributed by: Spirit Eagle

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