Daily Dose for the Mind

Let the waves of sensations surface and recede. Attend to the sensations moving through your body. When the waves become a bit calmer, look deeply and see what is beneath them. Are there any hidden emotions beneath the anger and bitterness? Do you see fear, shame, or grief? Is there loneliness and insecurity? Rather than drowning in them, observe them.

As your heart becomes more tender and open, turn your attention toward the aggressor. Can you look beneath that person’s mask and feel what is underneath such violence and dishonesty?
Can you sense his fear, insecurity, and unworthiness? Can you feel loneliness or shame under the surface? Rather than surrendering to him, observe him compassionately.”

Inside of us there is a steep mountain of fear and a deep river of grief. But there is also the compassionate eye witnessing your inner landscape. May you find your inner witness, the source of freedom and healing. When we hate someone, we think about him a lot. Unable to let him go, we gradually begin to act like him. Don’t let him become a long-term tenant of the heart. Evict him right away with a notice of forgiveness.

Excerpt From: Haemin Sunim. “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”. Apple Books.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Forgiveness is such a powerful tool in our pursuit of inner freedom.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes Joseph. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”

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      1. I couldn’t have said it better myself. But then few people say things as well as Paul and Jesus.

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      2. GS says:

        It all boils down to what one believes in 🙂

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      3. Belief is what attaches us to truth if it is rightly directed.

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      4. GS says:

        Yes there is always a condition

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Hope you have a great day!! xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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  2. What a wonderful post. It reminds me of how difficult it is to forgive ourselves also. We must remember that we no longer live in guilt and shame but in grace and mercy and must give this grace and mercy to others as the Lord has given to us. Blessings and honor, Christine C Sponsler

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    1. GS says:

      I agree Christine. Forgiving yourself gives you peace. You stop being a captive to any resentment or grudges you may have and start focusing on other things that are important. You can let go and show you are willing to embrace freedom. There is no partial letting go, you have to let go completely so you can completely embrace peace.

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  3. This line made me stop a bit and rethink – when you hate someone you start becoming like them. So true, the hatred has a way of occupying our minds and obsessing over it more than things we actually like. The more we think of something, the more we become.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes. The first things that come to mind are things like addressing the bitterness in our hearts, finding forgiveness, love and healing. Those are all wonderful steps that will certainly contribute to our ability to choose for ourselves how we will act, rather than being controlled by the actions of others.

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