Daily Quote and Reflection: Face the New Year with Clean Slate by Practicing Forgiveness

Quote: ” Here are a few of the physical problems that may be associated with an
unforgiving mind. Headaches, backache, pains in the neck, stomach aches
and ulcer-like symptoms, depression, lack of energy, anxiety, irritability,
tenseness and being “on edge”, insomnia, restlessness, free-floating fear and
unhappiness.

The key to forgiving is to have the willingness to forgive and to see the value
and benefits of forgiving and to see the detriments that occur when we do not forgive.”  Jerry Jampolsky, M.D. and Diane Cirincione, Ph.D.

Reflection: Forgiving is difficult because of our pride and embarrassment of our action or others. I admire the people who can forgive and move on with a constructive approach to living a full and productive future. For example, you often read of a horrific murder of someone for no apparent reason. The pain of loss is incomprehensible yet some families have the ability and humanity to forgive. When we don’t forgive we only hurt ourselves.

Action Challenge: During the next 30 days of the New Year identify some past hurts and see if you can find a way to forgive the other person.

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1 thought on “Daily Quote and Reflection: Face the New Year with Clean Slate by Practicing Forgiveness”

  1. Reblogged this on The Wick and commented:

    THIS WAS A TOP POST AT THE START OF NEW YEAR 2011. It still works and bares repeating for 2013. I think having the intentions and will to forgive are still powerful motivators for living a more Meaningful and Constructive Life. The Wick

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