Welcome to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote. See today's daily inspirational quotes below.
May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Does it ever get easier to release the resentment and the anger, and to forgive?


You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44


Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha


How I wish that I had the magic potion that would prevent anger. I was reminded yet again this morning how quickly I flare up, and how trivial the cause.

While it doesn't appear to be possible to forestall anger, I have trained myself to shorten what might otherwise have been years of resentment and blame into a few minutes of conversation with myself about my priorities and my commitment to loving and caring for myself.

Anger will always reappear, but yes, it does get much easier to release it each time.

Reading:
Elie Wiesel: The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference
Love even those who hate you
Let me bring peace into moments of chaos - jlh
Moderating the Anger Response Through Training
I forgive everyone, especially myself

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