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Success is the best revenge, but that’s only half the story

In Anatomy of the Spirit, Carolyn Myss says:

Forgiveness is not the same as telling the person who harmed you “it’s ok,” which is more or less the way people view it. Rather, forgiveness is a complex act of consciousness, one that liberates the psyche and soul from the need for personal vengeance and the perception of oneself as a victim…the consequence of a genuine act of forgiveness borders on the miraculous. It may, in my view, contain the energy that generates miracles themselves.

In Language and the pursuit of Happiness, Chalmers Brothers, writes:

Forgiveness brings peace. It’s just that simple. Show me a person in your life that you say is peaceful and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t have a list of 10 people they haven’t forgiven.

Here’s today’s two cents:

Success may be the greatest revenge, but forgiveness is the greatest success.

The best way to get back at an enemy is to be the best you can be. And the best way to be the best you can be, is to get rid of the need to get back at those who offend you.

Cheers,

T.K. Coleman

REFUSE TO GET BITTER

I refuse to get bitter. Not because I love other people so much, but because I love myself too much to allow my positive energy to be wasted and consumed by the hatred of another person.

We have all been offended at some point in our lives. We have all felt betrayed or let down.

The temptation to harbor feelings of resentment towards someone who seems to create inconveniences in our lives is present on an almost daily basis.

I am not here to tell you to go find your enemies and give them a hug. I am here to tell you to have enough respect for your future to let it go.

“Just like that?”

Just like that!

The moment you allow yourself to be filled with bitterness, you have just become a psychological slave to the person you are angry at. The only way you can free yourself is by liberating that other person from the prison of unforgiveness that you are holding them in.

I know it’s not easy, but your destiny is at stake.

In the end, resentment is the ultimate enemy. It robs you of your focus and rapidly diminishes your creative powers.

For the sake of your purpose in life. For the sake of your higher good. For the sake of your own health. For the sake of those whom you have been called to positively influence, choose to forgive.

That’s today’s two cents.

Peace,

T.K. Coleman

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