Want to live a fuller life?

Smileworld By Smileworld, 5th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Freeing ourselves from unnecessary baggage is a stepping stone to a fuller life. Forgiveness is the key for moving on. It is a precious gift we can give not only to others but to ourselves.

Why do we suffer?

All of us has painful experience inflicted by others. In most cases, we are vulnerable to those whom we love much. Their words and actions that made us feel unimportant or those that belittle us, can easily hurt us, with or without their knowledge. Sometimes, we experience injustices, unfair treatment or judgment (based on our perception) from our others.

The pain we experience are accumulated from childhood to adulthood, and these are stored at the back of our minds, on our “unconscious level”, in our memory, just waiting to be tickled, then the pain will resurface. This is the reason why we sometimes overact on some situations, a reaction which we did not expect ourselves and sometimes surprised us. These are our baggage, and it tend to accumulate as time passes.

Tricks that can help you as it helped me

To easily move on to life’s flowing spring, we need to wash away those pains. HOW? Forgiveness is the key and it can heal our memories and the wounds that were created by painful experiences. Here are tips which can help you as it helped me:

• Put yourself in the other person’s shoes once you are calm. Try to find reasons why he/she did what was done to you. Maybe, he /she did not really mean to hurt you. If you cannot find reason to justify, lift him up to God. Maybe he/she did not know what he/she was doing on that moment.

• Forgive. Before the end of the day, try to forgive all the persons that bothered you, that inflicted you pain and harm. It will free you from unnecessary baggage and make you sleep tight.

• Pray for those who hurt you. Prayer is a powerful tool to change people as well as to realize your desired result. As quoted by many, “prayer can move mountains”.

• Forgive yourself. Sometimes, we have high expectation on ourselves that when we fail, we blame ourselves. We sometimes felt shame for the errors we made, and for failing to meet the expectations of others. We do not want to down-grade our level of self esteem, so this must be remedied.

• Acceptance that people are not perfect. You and I are people that have lots of imperfections. Hence, it is within our nature to commit fault, mistakes and errors. With acceptance, we can easily forgive.

Be free from unnecessary baggage and enjoy life!

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author avatar Lee Hansen
5th Oct 2014 (#)

I wholeheartedly agree that forgiveness is the gift that you give yourself. It liberates you and allows you to live life fully.

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author avatar Smileworld
6th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks, Lee, for your affirmation. I'm glad to see you in my page.

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author avatar jogiemar
7th Oct 2014 (#)

As God forgives why won't we?. .. thanks smileworld. Very well said.

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author avatar Smileworld
7th Oct 2014 (#)

Definitely agree, jogiemar. Thanks for your comment.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
12th Oct 2014 (#)

Forgiveness is freeing when it can be done. You are wise in this world.

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author avatar Smileworld
12th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks, Phyl! Forgiveness has kept me free from my unwanted burden in life. Thanks, God! I learned the process, otherwise, my heart will be like stone.

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