Monday, December 7, 2009

monday moment of zen

"when you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free."
~catherine ponder

tis the season for giving so why not make it the season for forgiving (for + giving = forgiving). as the quote beautifully states that holding on to resentment towards others makes bound to that person in such a way that only hurts ourselves. why not forgive the person that you are bound to so that you too can forgive yourself for holding this grudge. life is too short to hold grudges and resentment towards others. what are you holding onto that you could let go?

namaste

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10 comments:

~Kristen~ said...

Beautiful quote, and so very true.

Happy Monday! :-)

Lisa said...

For+giving / forgiving. I like that!

While I learned through yoga to let go of most of my long term grudges, I'm pretty bad at hanging on to anger far longer than I should. A perfect reminder to keep working on giving - FORgiving! Thanks!

MGS Fotografie said...

Excellent quote! I put it in my journal as a reminder to let things go :)

Fur Elisse said...

Wow - this so rings true to me right now, and the quote sums it up quite well! Thanks for this post :)

Lavanya said...

The quote is so true! Thanks for sharing.

Karen D said...

Beautifully said!

E said...

MELITA! I saw your pic on Kimberly Wilson's blog. SO FANTASTIC! Look at all your followers on Twitter and the blog! I'm so proud of you.

WAY TO GO, MELITA! :) :) :) :)

Bela said...

it was sooooo nice that you came by. it really meant a lot. thanks!

olivia rae said...

so true! thanks for the lovely reminder. xo

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

I really needed to hear this today. I'm not quite able to forgive yet, but I know it's a goal I need to strive toward.

Thank you for this generous sharing.