Forgiveness — what does it really mean?

forgiveness

When I think about forgiveness I tend to think of the old adage, “forgive and forget.” In my mind, unless I could forget the transgression, however large or small, I hadn’t really forgiven the perceived offender. According to the dictionary, forgiveness means to excuse or to pardon. No mention of “forgetting.” Given that there’s now an … [Read more...]

Since we have it, why not use it?

freedom

We’ve been given a most amazing gift. We have, within each of us, a profound depth of wisdom and understanding that’s available to us in every moment and in any circumstance. And yet we all continue to settle for less. We accept as reality our experience of worry, anxiety or the other myriad of feelings that are simply a by-product of our … [Read more...]

Insight, the aha moment

When we talk about the “inside-out” nature of our experience I often imagine there are those of you who respond with “except in my situation.” That’s such an understandable response and one that we’ve all shared at one time or another. Because life feels as if it’s happening to us, from the outside in so much of the time, it’s easy to understand … [Read more...]