To forgive is to set a prisoner free and to realise the prisoner was you. ~Lewis B. Smedes
I have forgiven not because I wanted to amend relationships but rather to free myself from the seething that burned my hearteach time I reflected on that personthat needed forgiving or the thing I needed to forgive myself for. However! I’m not Saint worthy, those forgiveness is in my heart, there are still a few underlying things the soul refuses to let go. Has it made me bitter? Nope! But it has made me cautious and more aware of my short falls.
The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking. ~Wayne Dyer
Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.
A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is going through change and that most of us are unaware of that.
Stay connected with someone or people who inspire, nourish and bring out the best in you. It takes time to pull yourself together and to heal if you’ve been hurt, humiliated, or become emotionally broken because of what you’ve gone through. You can become disconnected with the real you and forget who you really are. It’s necessary to read, listen and focus on positive things. Things that strengthen your mind, develop your confidence and fortify your spirit. Create a strategy that will allow yourself to rid your life of people whose only intention is to strip, destroy, or take you down.
Be aware that there are certain situations that are just not good for you. Make a conscious, deliberate effort to focus your mind exclusively on things that will build you up, give you hope and expand the possibilities in all dimensions of your life. You have the capacity and the ability to rebuild your life. What you have gone through can be used to develop another part of yourself. Stay connected with positive people with the knowledge that you will get through this. You have something special. You have GREATNESS within you!
“Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.” ~Unknown
Remember when you first learned to drive a car, ride a Bike or use a computer? Everything is complicated until it becomes easy. Doing any of those things took concentration, the willingness to learn and determination. Building character works the same way, it’s difficult until it becomes easy. The goal in character building is to exchange enough bad habits for good habits; but to do this you must know what’s good, what’s not and when to do good.
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
~Roy E. Disney
Making a decision and sticking to it may be one of the most difficult things you will ever do but it will also give you the power to trust in your ability to make the necessary decisions to keep in you line with your goals. I had to grow into my decision-making skills, I’m still not an expert and don’t think I ever will, my decision fatigue kicks in every time. It wasn’t easy but life happens when we least expect it.