– One of my favorite quotes and one that speaks to mindfulness quite eloquently. Do you have an enemy? We don’t often let ourselves use such a strong term. How about someone in your life who you feel is holding you back? Causing you pain or anxiety? If we use these descriptors to define “enemy” we might be including spouses, parents, friends, even children! The problem with holding on to these negative feelings is that they trigger the nervous system, and take us out of the present moment.
Resentment, holding on to a grudge, is like feeding yourself poison in an attempt to harm someone else.
A wise person once said resentment is like taking poison in an attempt to harm someone else.
Stop taking the poison. If you’re feeling caught up in resentment, take a few moments to rest in mindfulness. Let us know if we can help.
Hours after I wrote this post I read this story of forgiveness in YES! magazine.
We wish you twenty minutes of peace today!