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The Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness Poem

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About Lynette

Lynette Anneslia Turner is a Positivoligist™, author (The 10 Be's of Positivity), certified dream teacher with the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming, a certified Angelspeake™ facilitator and arts management consultant who was raised in Anchorage, Alaska and presently resides in Milford, Connecticut. Also a motivational speaker, she is committed to helping people from all walks of life embrace a path surrounded with light and love, so that they may live a more fulfilled and positive existence.

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September/October 2011

Issue No. 29

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Join a community of like-minded people to read and/or converse about the power of Positivity. The Positivity Blog is now up and running and I Invite you to participate. Click here to share your thoughts on this month's topic about forgiveness and sign up to receive upcoming posts. Collectively, let's share the power of Positivity.

Forgive

To pardon, to waive any negative feeling or desire for punishment; (intransitive) to accord forgiveness.

The Power of Forgiveness

The root of forgive is the Latin word personage, meaning "to give completely, without reservation."

As I sat in silence, the way I always do when contemplating what to focus on for the Positivity newsletters, the issue of forgiveness came to mind. I've recently seen a number of people, people I don't actually know, out in public treating each other with such disregard. Indeed, I believe that we are happier when we are not burdened with being angry at others for what we perceive they have done to us and likewise, frustration with ourselves for not living up to our own and others' expectations of ourselves. We act out. We're human and that's what we do. Being forgiving of ourselves, as well as others, is one of the most loving gifts we can give and the reward is significant.

Forgiving someone does not mean that you ignore that another person has treated you in a hurtful manner. It doesn't minimize the wrong doing or justify the action. You can forgive the person without accepting the act. Forgiveness brings a lighter energy; it brings peace to your heart and helps you move forward in your life.

Some things can seem harder to forgive than others - the bank for refusing to work with you so you don't lose your house to foreclosure or an interview process that ended with a promise of a job that didn't materialize. I'm in awe when I see one of those shows on TV when someone has lost a loved one at the hands of another, by way of drunk driving, for example, and somehow manage to forgive the guilty party. The reasons for forgiveness vary. They may range from knowing that the loved one who has crossed over would not want remaining friends and family to live with hate in their hearts, to referring to the love of God, who advocates forgiveness, to finding a way to help others as a result of the tragedy. No one answer applies to all people.

These issues cause hardships and the pain is real. But, if we harbor resentments, it paralyzes us and succeeds in stopping our focus of working to bring what we truly want into our lives. What can we learn from these experiences that can help us become the best we can be? When we are the best we can be, the universe aligns in a positive way to bring us what we most desire in life. It may not happen immediately, but I truly believe that with a forward-thinking attitude and a heart full of love, not resentment, we are more apt to have good come into our lives. So, endeavor, once you are able, to forgive. Life is too short and time too precious to use your energy for anything that does not bring you joy and help you embrace your life journey.

Forgiving Ourselves

One of the most difficult things we can do is to forgive ourselves.

We're hard on ourselves; we set a high bar of expectations. I've had my fair share of working to forgive myself. Most recently, this has had to do with a volunteer activity. For a long time, I wanted to be a hospice volunteer. I managed to commit the time and attend all of the training sessions, eventually being assigned clients. I loved it. Spending time sitting with, listening to and singing for, these amazing people was such a gift. But, the demands of my day job made it challenging to commit to a designated time each week. Work deadlines and business travel was making this rewarding experience stressful. So, for the time being, I have had to step away from this volunteer opportunity. I had to forgive myself for failing to meet my own expectations and perhaps those of the wonderful people who invited me to be a part of the hospice family. I believe that sometime in the future I will be in a position to once again have hospice care as a part of my life and I very much look forward to that time.

By a certain age, we have a long "to do" list, with items that need to be accomplished in order to be successful or to live up to others' expectations of us (the latter we should avoid, by the way). What if we let that "to do" list go and forgave ourselves for not having checked everything off of it? The list keeps changing anyway. As we move through our lives, what we want changes, so let's move with the flow of those changes. Trust our instincts, open our hearts and enjoy life as best we can. Forgiving ourselves opens us up for change and gives us permission to let go of fear. That's a pretty good place to be.

The Benefits of Forgiveness
Forgiveness carries with it a number of benefits, which include:
- A positive disposition
- Compassionate relationships
- Decreased stress, so improved health
- An opportunity to be a role model for others
- Peace of mind

When I wrote my book, The 10 Be's Of Positivity, 10 Steps To a more Positive Way of Living, one of the endorsers of the book was a wonderful man named Dr. Robert Muller. He was the co-founder of The University of Peace and served as Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations. He was also the author of Most of All They Taught Me Happiness. In fact, it was by his suggestion that one of the chapters in my book is on the power of forgiveness. When he read the manuscript, he said he thought the chapters were right on point in terms of focusing on Positivity, but the one area he thought would be a welcome inclusion was that of forgiveness. I agreed and included this area in the book. Dr. Muller wrote the following piece, which I share with you below.

Decide to Forgive
For resentment is negative
Resentment is poisonous
Resentment diminishes and devours the self
Be the first to forgive
To smile and take the first step
And you will see happiness bloom
on the face of your human brother and sister
Be always the first
Do not wait for others to forgive
For by forgiving you become the master of fate
The fashioner of life
A doer of miracles
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love
In return you will receive
Untold peace and happiness



Affirmation
Forgiveness is the Path I Choose to Walk
 


Forgiveness Quotes

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

There is no love without forgiveness and there is no forgiveness without love.
~Bryant H. McGill

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
~Oscar Wilde quotes (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
~Lewis B. Smedes

Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person will apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.
~Sara Paddison


Seize the Day!

Celebrate September
 
The Month of September is... Classical Music Month
 
September 5th
Labor Day
Cheese Pizza Day
 
September 6th
Read a Book Day
 
September 11th
Grandparents Day
 
September 13th
Fortune Cookie Day
Positive Thinking Day
 
September 21st
International Peace Day

Celebrate October

The Month of October is...
 Breast Cancer,
Cookie, International Drum, National Pizza, and National Popcorn Popping Month
 
October 5th
Do Something Nice Day
 
October 7th
World Smile Day
 
October 30th
National Candy Corn Day
 
October 31st
Halloween
Increase Your Psychic Powers Day

A special thank you to Pat Durner for her help with this newsletter. You are appreciated!


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