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More Thoughts About Forgiveness

I saw the reminder that today is “Global Forgiveness Day” and wondered about the peculiarity of such a concept. Do people come together in their churches, mosques, and temples and listen to homilies and sermons about the value of forgiveness? … Continue reading

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Grudges

One of my big personal flaws is the tendency to hold grudges. This is something that was ingrained as a child due to many reasons. For nearly as long, I’ve known intellectually that holding grudges is unhealthy and can keep … Continue reading

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Grudges At Year-end

Grudges and me–the relationship is complicated. Grudges and resentments will sap a person’s drive and energy. They do nothing to prolong and enhance life. We’ve heard and read about how harmful grudges and resentments are. Practically every wisdom tradition and science … Continue reading

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Move On

The problem of cogitating about past slights and hurts from others is common to our species. Equally common are regrets we harbor about words we have spoken and risks not taken in the course of our lives. Whether we admit … Continue reading

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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

I need to start today’s post with the caveat that we cannot change the past, so I don’t intend to encourage over-thinking nor self-pity.  Nor do I intend to present yet another self-help article, there are plenty of those already. … Continue reading

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To Reconcile

I once heard a  motivational speaker say something like this:  “Some people harbor so many grudges that their horizons are overlapped by their hair.”  As we build and expand our relationships we encounter friction and disagreements.  If we cannot get … Continue reading

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