Forgiveness: finding peace in truth

[:nl]forgivenesspaintForgiveness is typically defined as the process of concluding resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offense, difference or mistake, or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution (source:Wikipedia). It is important to realize that you are the one making the choice to forgive. This means that you can end your own suffering.

Our pain, sadness, anger and frustration, our unhappiness, is a result of our denial of reality. The problem is that each of us has created an individual reality based on the beliefs we hold. And we perceive and interpret the world around us according to what we belief. We wear masks, we play roles according to expectations. And if we don’t meet them, we believe we have failed. We are disappointed and angry. We blame others or ourselves. This is especially true if we believe that our suffering is the consequence of the unhealthy habits of others or ourselves. In the process we are building a reality that consists of projected illusions; we have created different versions of ourselves at home, at work, with family members, with team mates, at school or in college. We may be aware of this, but we are convinced, we believe, that this is necessary to survive and to achieve our goals. In doing so, we end up maintaining and entertaining this false reality, and so we keep suffering… we remain unhappy.

What if we substitute our concept of reality with the concept of truth. Isn’t that a more appropriate notion. What is true has to be real. The truth can be that your father has Alzheimer, that your brother or mother have severe health problems, that you are an alcoholic or a sex addict, that a family member has a compulsive disorder or that your child uses drugs. Your suffering originates from your denial of what is true. You don’t want to be an alcoholic. You are mad at the criminal who abused you. You don’t want your parent to have cancer. You don’t want your colleague to behave the way he or she does. Yet, what you want, what you expect, does not change the truth. The truth simply is and it is quite insane to think that our reality can change what is true. In the end truth conquers all. And remember: we are all part of the truth, one with it.

Through forgiveness we have a way to consciously embrace the truth. In doing so we dissolve our old reality and this is where the end of suffering begins. In embracing truth we find peace and joy. If you make the choice, from this day on, to always and instantly forgive others, and above all, yourself, you will put an end to any more suffering. Forgiveness is one of the seven principles towards recovery.Our pain, sadness, anger and frustration, our unhappiness, is a result of our denial of reality. The problem is that each of us has created an individual reality based on the beliefs we hold. And we perceive and interpret the world around us according to what we belief. We wear masks, we play roles according to expectations. And if we don’t meet them, we believe we have failed. We are disappointed and angry. We blame others or ourselves. This is especially true if we believe that our suffering is the consequence of the unhealthy habits of others or ourselves. In the process we are building a reality that consists of projected illusions; we have created different versions of ourselves at home, at work, with family members, with team mates, at school or in college. We may be aware of this, but we are convinced, we believe, that this is necessary to survive and to achieve our goals. In doing so, we end up maintaining and entertaining this false reality, and so we keep suffering… we remain unhappy.

What if we substitute our concept of reality with the concept of truth. Isn’t that a more appropriate notion. What is true has to be real. The truth can be that your father has Alzheimer, that your brother or mother have severe health problems, that you are an alcoholic or a sex addict, that a family member has a compulsive disorder or that your child uses drugs. Your suffering originates from your denial of what is true. You don’t want to be an alcoholic. You are mad at the criminal who abused you. You don’t want your parent to have cancer. You don’t want your colleague to behave the way he or she does. Yet, what you want, what you expect, does not change the truth. The truth simply is and it is quite insane to think that our reality can change what is true. In the end truth conquers all. And remember: we are all part of the truth, one with it.

Through forgiveness we have a way to consciously embrace the truth. In doing so we dissolve our old reality and this is where the end of suffering begins. In embracing truth we find peace and joy. If you make the choice, from this day on, to always and instantly forgive others, and above all, yourself, you will put an end to any more suffering. Forgiveness is one of the key principles towards recovery.[:en]forgivenesspaintForgiveness is typically defined as the process of concluding resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offense, difference or mistake, or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution (source:Wikipedia).  It is important to realize that you are the one making the choice to forgive. This means that you can end your own suffering.

Our pain, sadness, anger and frustration, our unhappiness, is a result of our denial of reality. The problem is that each of us has created an individual reality based on the beliefs we hold. And we perceive and interpret the world around us according to what we belief. We wear masks, we play roles according to expectations.  And if we don’t meet them, we believe we have failed. We are disappointed and angry. We blame others or ourselves. This is especially true if we believe that our suffering is the consequence of the unhealthy habits of others or ourselves.  In the process we are building a reality that consists of projected illusions; we have created different versions of ourselves at home, at work, with family members, with team mates, at school or in college.  We may be aware of this, but we are convinced, we believe, that this is necessary to survive and to achieve our goals.  In doing so, we end up maintaining and entertaining this false reality, and so we keep suffering… we remain unhappy.

What if we substitute our concept of reality with the concept of truth. Isn’t that a more appropriate notion. What is true has to be real.  The truth can be that your father has Alzheimer, that your brother or mother have severe health problems, that you are an alcoholic or a sex addict, that a family member has a compulsive disorder or that your child uses drugs.  Your suffering originates from your denial of what is true. You don’t want to be an alcoholic. You are mad at the criminal who abused you. You don’t want your parent to have cancer. You don’t want your colleague to behave the way he or she does.  Yet, what you want, what you expect, does not change the truth. The truth simply is and it is quite insane to think that our reality can change what is true. In the end truth conquers all. And remember: we are all part of the truth, one with it.

Through forgiveness we have a way to consciously embrace the truth. In doing so we dissolve our old reality and this is where the end of suffering begins. In embracing truth we find peace and joy.  If you make the choice, from this day on, to always and instantly forgive others, and above all, yourself, you will put an end to any more suffering. Forgiveness is one of the seven principles towards recovery.Our pain, sadness, anger and frustration, our unhappiness, is a result of our denial of reality. The problem is that each of us has created an individual reality based on the beliefs we hold. And we perceive and interpret the world around us according to what we belief. We wear masks, we play roles according to expectations.  And if we don’t meet them, we believe we have failed. We are disappointed and angry. We blame others or ourselves. This is especially true if we believe that our suffering is the consequence of the unhealthy habits of others or ourselves.  In the process we are building a reality that consists of projected illusions; we have created different versions of ourselves at home, at work, with family members, with team mates, at school or in college.  We may be aware of this, but we are convinced, we believe, that this is necessary to survive and to achieve our goals.  In doing so, we end up maintaining and entertaining this false reality, and so we keep suffering… we remain unhappy.

What if we substitute our concept of reality with the concept of truth. Isn’t that a more appropriate notion. What is true has to be real.  The truth can be that your father has Alzheimer, that your brother or mother have severe health problems, that you are an alcoholic or a sex addict, that a family member has a compulsive disorder or that your child uses drugs.  Your suffering originates from your denial of what is true. You don’t want to be an alcoholic. You are mad at the criminal who abused you. You don’t want your parent to have cancer. You don’t want your colleague to behave the way he or she does.  Yet, what you want, what you expect, does not change the truth. The truth simply is and it is quite insane to think that our reality can change what is true. In the end truth conquers all. And remember: we are all part of the truth, one with it.

Through forgiveness we have a way to consciously embrace the truth. In doing so we dissolve our old reality and this is where the end of suffering begins. In embracing truth we find peace and joy.  If you make the choice, from this day on, to always and instantly forgive others, and above all, yourself, you will put an end to any more suffering. Forgiveness is one of the key principles towards recovery.[:us]

forgivenesspaintForgiveness is typically defined as the process of concluding resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offense, difference or mistake, or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution (source:Wikipedia).  It is important to realize that you are the one making the choice to forgive. This means that you can end your own suffering.Our pain, sadness, anger and frustration, our unhappiness, is a result of our denial of reality. The problem is that each of us has created an individual reality based on the beliefs we hold. And we perceive and interpret the world around us according to what we belief. We wear masks, we play roles according to expectations.  And if we don’t meet them, we believe we have failed. We are disappointed and angry. We blame others or ourselves. This is especially true if we believe that our suffering is the consequence of the unhealthy habits of others or ourselves.  In the process we are building a reality that consists of projected illusions; we have created different versions of ourselves at home, at work, with family members, with team mates, at school or in college.  We may be aware of this, but we are convinced, we believe, that this is necessary to survive and to achieve our goals.  In doing so, we end up maintaining and entertaining this false reality, and so we keep suffering… we remain unhappy.

What if we substitute our concept of reality with the concept of truth. Isn’t that a more appropriate notion. What is true has to be real.  The truth can be that your father has Alzheimer, that your brother or mother have severe health problems, that you are an alcoholic or a sex addict, that a family member has a compulsive disorder or that your child uses drugs.  Your suffering originates from your denial of what is true. You don’t want to be an alcoholic. You are mad at the criminal who abused you. You don’t want your parent to have cancer. You don’t want your colleague to behave the way he or she does.  Yet, what you want, what you expect, does not change the truth. The truth simply is and it is quite insane to think that our reality can change what is true. In the end truth conquers all. And remember: we are all part of the truth, one with it.

Through forgiveness we have a way to consciously embrace the truth. In doing so we dissolve our old reality and this is where the end of suffering begins. In embracing truth we find peace and joy.  If you make the choice, from this day on, to always and instantly forgive others, and above all, yourself, you will put an end to any more suffering. Forgiveness is one of the seven principles towards recovery.Our pain, sadness, anger and frustration, our unhappiness, is a result of our denial of reality. The problem is that each of us has created an individual reality based on the beliefs we hold. And we perceive and interpret the world around us according to what we belief. We wear masks, we play roles according to expectations.  And if we don’t meet them, we believe we have failed. We are disappointed and angry. We blame others or ourselves. This is especially true if we believe that our suffering is the consequence of the unhealthy habits of others or ourselves.  In the process we are building a reality that consists of projected illusions; we have created different versions of ourselves at home, at work, with family members, with team mates, at school or in college.  We may be aware of this, but we are convinced, we believe, that this is necessary to survive and to achieve our goals.  In doing so, we end up maintaining and entertaining this false reality, and so we keep suffering… we remain unhappy.

What if we substitute our concept of reality with the concept of truth. Isn’t that a more appropriate notion. What is true has to be real.  The truth can be that your father has Alzheimer, that your brother or mother have severe health problems, that you are an alcoholic or a sex addict, that a family member has a compulsive disorder or that your child uses drugs.  Your suffering originates from your denial of what is true. You don’t want to be an alcoholic. You are mad at the criminal who abused you. You don’t want your parent to have cancer. You don’t want your colleague to behave the way he or she does.  Yet, what you want, what you expect, does not change the truth. The truth simply is and it is quite insane to think that our reality can change what is true. In the end truth conquers all. And remember: we are all part of the truth, one with it.

Through forgiveness we have a way to consciously embrace the truth. In doing so we dissolve our old reality and this is where the end of suffering begins. In embracing truth we find peace and joy.  If you make the choice, from this day on, to always and instantly forgive others, and above all, yourself, you will put an end to any more suffering. Forgiveness is one of the seven principles towards recovery.[:]

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