To have a MaxPower approach to life, we must consider the work involved to open our hearts, souls, and especially our minds. A great person once said, “the hardest work one will ever do, is think!” We can argue that we always think, but I think that what they mean about thinking is the type of thinking that takes complete focus and concentration. Are they suggesting that most human beings are walking around in a fog, unfocused, and distracted.
Well, think about it, what are people saying around you most of the time? After many years of working in education, the common theme among colleagues, parents and students is usually about “I wasn’t able to stay focused enough to discipline myself to do this and to do that”. I still hear this and its no wonder that focused thinking- thinking that helps you realize your wishes, thoughts, and keeps you aware of your inner power is a rare occurrence amongst people.
But what does this have to do with forgiveness and if it works? This blog should be about focused thinking you might say, but forgiveness does have a lot to do with having the capacity to focus your thoughts and to keep them focused. Why, well think about it- the things we have to forgive either ourselves or others for usually affect us in our daily lives in a huge huge way. We can’t sleep, eat, talk, work, etc. because of the baggage that we carry around with us that has to do with the things that were done to us by those we thought we could and should have been able to count on and trust.
The biggest wounds, which are mental come from the thoughts we continue to carry around with us from the experiences that were created many years ago or even days ago. We tend to have a lack of trust for humanity, therefore, we cannot see the wonders of this existence in a way in which we would even want to think in order to create something good for humanity. In other words, we have compromised our own humanity because we think that what happened to us has compromised our existence for the remainder of our lives and God forbid anyone knowing about it.
In essence, we are talking about the victim mentality and having an approach to life as the “Poor Me” syndrome and we allow it to kick in into full gear as time takes hold of our thoughts. Thoughts that limit your power and creates a massive barrier to the world of humanity. And the only way to break down this massive barrier is for us to use the power of Forgiveness. But even before we use this amazing power, we must come into the awareness about what forgiveness truly is and what it is not.
Forgive, broken down: for-give which means to give to your own self for the purposes of whatever is needed. Usually what is needed for all of us is peace of mind, reassurance of soul, and clarity of life. Maybe your needs are different, but when you have all of these, you can think much better and you can approach life with a sense of gratitude. Gratitude for even the worst of worst things that have happened and transpired in your life because you understand that they happened as a blessing and not a curse. But in order to see it this way, you must definitely use the powers of forgiveness to give yourself this amazing gift. Imagine having peace in your heart, soul, and mind. Imagine having clarity and awareness to do the things that truly matter to you and to your loved ones. You can have this, but you must use your own mental powers to give this to yourself. You must...