“… in this world, forgiveness is a necessary correction for all the mistakes that we have made.” A Course In Miracles
“I will be tolerant and patient with myself and others today.”
We can use our mistakes and our fears as opportunities for learning and growing toward a more confident and happier self. This means looking at our weaknesses, and our fears without guilt or judgment, but with loving detachment and quietly forgiving them. Seeing our weaknesses and mistakes honestly is not comfortable or easy for most of us, but it is a very important step for our healing and something we all need to do if we are to grow.
We can’t heap blame upon ourselves or become defensive and absolutely we must boot guilt out the door. I’m not saying that we don’t take responsibility for our mistakes, only that once we have taken responsibility and even apologized when necessary, that we then use the experience for something positive before we let it go. It’s important to remember, nobody’s perfect.
Once we’ve gotten past them it’s important to use our imperfections as stepping stones toward a better life. In that way there are no regrets and everything, even our mistakes can serve a higher purpose. Also, being tolerant with ourselves makes it easier for us to be patient and tolerant with others.
It’s time we laugh at ourselves more and lighten up about our judgments of everyone else. In this way we can foster harmony and balance within our own minds and hearts and extend this gift of learning and wisdom to the world. Now, we are the answer, not the problem.