“Give up expecting things from your life or from other people that they do not choose to give you. Remind yourself that you can hope for health, love, friendship, and prosperity, and work hard to get them. However, these are “unenforceable rules”: You will suffer when you demand that these things occur, since you do not have the power to make them happen.”
Compassion overflows. I enjoy how much strength being kind, gentle and tenderhearted provides me. During a time that I have stress about finances because I am looking for more work, I feel this inner strength that decreases the panic and instills hope, even when situations and people are shitty.
Now if I can stay strong as I continue to look for work, a humbling and downright defeating occupation. My habit is to blame extrinsic forces. I engage in bad self-talk and anxiety again. I imagine how unskilled potential employers must view me, leading me to anger again about what I am trying to forgive in a couple of people.
Is this what it is about?
I am pondering if forgiveness is a cyclical process of re-evaluation or if I just keep ruminating.
The next lesson: Forgiveness Challenge Day 9
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