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Your friends are more important than your enemies

I have a list of names that I keep on a small piece of paper in my wallet. It’s comprised of the family members and friends that have made great sacrifices and contributions on my behalf. Whenever I catch myself brooding a bit too long over what some “idiot” did, I choose one of the names from that list and I call them, email them, or pray for them.

This practice has taught me a very pragmatic principle about releasing bitterness and letting go of resentment: one who forgives always has more to give.

The less energy we spend agonizing over the hurtful things that others have done, the more space we have in our hearts to share love with those who truly deserve our attention.

Think of all the loyal people who have been good to you and ask yourself, “Are my enemies more worthy of my precious time and my powerful thoughts than these dear ones?”

Instead of giving someone you hate a piece of your mind, try giving someone you appreciate a part of your heart.

That’s T.K.’s Two Cents.

Cheers,

T.K. Coleman

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  1. Just as I ordered from the universe!! I just wrote a post about my Birthday Coming up this 29th and how the things I am not bringing with me are going to die, be released, let go of. This is going to be part of my process to assist me. I was looking for this and BAM within minutes this blog post came into my awareness!!! I am going to add this link to the post I wrote!

    1. Wow! I love the law of attraction and the way things come together when we set a clear intention. This is awesome, Tara. Thanks for reinforcing my awareness of the power of synchronicity. And happy early birthday πŸ™‚

  2. Lovely, T.K. I am going to make my own list for my pocket and put this into practice. I have been learning how when you have anger and resentment filling your heart there is no room for love and I want my heart full of love!! This is a perfect way to let go of all that anger and resentment. It doesn’t mean I condone some of the ways others have hurt me, but that I no longer devote energy to focusing on being angry at them and I can even send them love and gratitude for what I learn because of how they treated me. Whew! That’s a huge step for me. Thanks, T.K., once again for your inspiring thoughts and ideas. πŸ™‚

    1. Yay! That’s awesome, Audrey. It really has been a helpful practice for me. I have been able to use this practice to rewire my brain’s habits in such a powerful way. I can literally feel my instincts working differently because of this practice. So, I hope it benefits you as much as it has me.

      By the way, I love this statement of yours: “It doesn’t mean I condone some of the ways others have hurt me, but that I no longer devote energy to focusing on being angry at them and I can even send them love and gratitude for what I learn because of how they treated me.”

      Thanks again for sharing with me πŸ™‚

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