“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”
― Robert Frost
“I eventually came to understanding that in harboring the anger, the bitterness and resentment towards those that had hurt me, I was giving the reigns of control over to them. Forgiving was not about accepting their words and deeds. Forgiving was about letting go and moving on with my life. In doing so, I had finally set myself free.”
-Isabel Lopez, Isabel’s Hand-Me- Down Dreams
Forgiveness is hard but it does set you free.
“Spiritual awakening is frequently described as a journey to the top of a mountain We leave our attachments and our worldliness behind and slowing make our way to the top. At the peak we have transcended all pain”
Pema Chodron, Comfortable with Uncertainty. Shambhala Press, 2008, p 1
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
― Mother Teresa
“Seek first to understand then to be understood “